Malcolm Currie will speak about Uplands – described as idyllic, on the edge of the city and bordering “the lungs of Birmingham” (Sandwell Valley Country Park.)
The Meetup website explains that the aim is to facilitate food production, support education about growing in an urban setting as well as foster small, local businesses.
In addition to regular weekly, occasional and annual activities, current projects include rainwater harvesting, a community bread/pizza oven (help urgently sought!), renewable energy, a bore hole for water, as well as micro businesses.
Future developments could include a warden’s residence, therapeutic community gardens, children’s fantasy gardens, herb, spice and fruit trails, viewpoints with specifically designed seating (possibly as a part of a recovery journey) and a pond dipping site.
For a more formal account of Uplands click here
WMNEG mailing list will receive details soon & OB will host its entry in the Brummie aggregator.