Saturday 16 April is BIG DIG day – and is a chance for people to get involved with local community gardens and green sites. So please do come and help us improve the site around Tamworth Farm allotments.
We’re just behind Tamworth Recreation Ground and opposite Figges Marsh, London Road, Mitcham.
Our allotments have public footpaths running around the site and a pathway linking the recreation ground and Rose Avenue. It’s a site well used by local people and there are also benches for people to sit and enjoy the area.
We want to make sure that people using the Recreation Centre, parents from Lavender Nursery and people walking through the site can enjoy a small urban oasis.
We planted a wild food hedge around the fences last year and our hedging plants need to love and attention this weekend so we’ll be cutting back the grass and pruning them.
We’ve also received a packages of wildflower seeds from Grow Wild and we’ll be planting a number of wildflower beds which will bring some more colour to the grass verges and encourage bees and butterflies to the area.
What are we doing on Saturday?
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We’re holding our first event of the year this weekend – a seedy weekend seed swap!
Come along with any of your spare seeds and swap them then get growing for a further seed and plant swap day in May!
We’ll be on site from 11am to 3pm both days. If the weather is fine we’ll be on the communal plot in the Horsehoe and, if wet, we’ll be tucked away in the large shed on the Rose Avenue site. Everything will be signposted!
There’s a map of how to find us on the Contact Us page.
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It’s that time of year again!
Date: Thursday 10 July 2016
Time: 7:45pm to 9:45pm
Where: St Mark’s Church Mitcham,
St Marks Road, CR4 2LF (Near Morrisons)
Everyone is encouraged to come along!
Please note that only those who have paid this year’s TFAS membership will be eligible to cast their vote. If you haven’t already paid, you can do so at the meeting. Membership is £7.00 – please bring exact change and some form of ID.
WHY COME? The AGM provides members with the opportunity to help shape the way we run TFAS and the plans we will make for the upcoming year.
As all members know we’ve been working hard for the last couple of years to go “self-managed”.
This means the committee (and members) take over managing the site from Merton Council. The Council stills owns the land, and we pay a rental fee for using the site. We’re also responsible for paying things like the water rates.
We signed all the final agreements and have – from 1 October 2015 – become self-managed.
Why go self-managed? It puts more of the control of the site in our (plot holders) hands, and means we can collect the rents from plot holders and use them to pay all the bills, make sure the site is well kept and invest money in current and future projects (like the shed and communal plot – Plot 83 on the Horseshoe)
We want to know how you would like to see the site developed so please do come along to the AGM in November and make your voices heard!
Just a quick reminder – if you want to order any seeds via TFAS from Kings Seeds we need your order by 30 October.
Catalogues were available at the Summer Party and site reps also have a few. Some extra catalogues are also available in the Rose Avenue Shed. If you haven’t placed your order yet and still want to do get in touch via the Contact Us page (put Seed Order in the subject line) or have a word with one of your reps on the site!
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