We decided at our last meeting that the FAMG Trustees and the FAMG Friends meetings and AGMs will now be combined. Therefore, there will be no Friends AGM in February, a combined AGM has been scheduled for October, details of which will be sent out closer to the time.
The Committee warmly invite you to the next FAMG meeting to kick off 2019, on Tuesday 29 January which will be held at Forest Hill Library 7:30-9:00 pm. Please RSVP if you can make it, the Agenda is attached and the Minutes from our last meeting in November 2018 will follow shortly.
Why not come along to one of our Saturday morning workdays? Have a walk around this lovely small open space, and help to keep it looking good.
Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of the month from 10.30 to 2pm.
The next workday of 2019 is on Saturday 9th February from 10.30 am.
Please wear comfortable outdoor shoes and bring gardening gloves if you have them.
The Friends and the Trustees of Albion Millennium Green are in the process of updating their blog. Please keep an eye out for these changes. We hope to add upcoming events and meetings soon, so please bare with us. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The last workday of the year is this Saturday, 8th December
Meet on the Green, near the large noticeboard from 10.30am
Depending on weather , we should be there until 1.30 pm.
Tasks are cutting back or digging up brambles, trimming long grass around fruit trees and around the pond and clearing litter.
Help look after your Green!
Thanks Bruno for making this happen, thanks Forest Hill Assembly for the support, and thanks Melissa for organising yesterday’s party!
With a reserve for long terms maintenance, and the engagement local residents, we have a sustainable future for our new pond. For more photos from the party
Interesting article in last Saturday’s Financial Times:
How to save parks and other urban green spaces
As it says:
while urban parks lubricate property prices and local business, they struggle to make a penny for their own futures.
After last night’s storm, it doesn’t look as if the old pond, whose liner has been punctured by dogs, actually needs replacing
(But of course it does!)
Dear Friends, here are some of the creatures that dwell in our many nettle and bramble patches. Leaf beetles, Jersey Tiger Moth, Large Skipper and gatekeeper butterflies are a few that depend on the blossom and leaf cover. Birds and humans share the blackberries.
Jersey Tiger Moth above.
Large Skipper above, Gatekeepers below.
Above: Nest by Nathalie Hauwelle and Participants including Holy Trinity School at Little Ecological Arts Festival (LEAF), May 2013. Click here for a video showing the construction of the nest. The photo above also shows the amazing path restoration begun at the festival and continued by Richard. Click here for a 6 min video showing the LEAF event that began the path restoration: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Above: Labyrinth by Maria Strutz and participants at LEAF. The installation bears witness to its own use as footprints suppress weed and moss growth emphasising the edges of the pathway. Click here for a video showing the construction of this walkable sculpture. Below, Labyrinth and Chapunga Bird (2013) by Maria Strutz
Above: Labyrinth from the ground and from the air
Above and Below: Cameron, (our lawn mower chief) adds to an improvised installation
Above: According to my 16 year-old stepson, “SWAG” means “Very Good” so I though we should keep it on the notice board by the railway for the time being.