This months session was titled Get Growing.
I enjoyed learning about get growing, composting and activity slides.
Many thanks to Ahmed for creating and organising the presentation and providing refreshments.
Ikea Live Lagom Get Growing Session
Ikea Live Lagom Get Growing Session - Tonight's plan slide
How many acres of unused windowsills are there in the UK?
Answer: 600 acres
Can you sell foraged food?
Growing at home slide
Benefits of home growing
Small space upcycling slide
Re-growing from food scraps
How to regrow spring onions
Cut the green top of the spring onion, leaving 3.5 cm of the white root base intact.
Place the section into the shallow jar and submerge half the plant in water.
Leave in a sunny spot and change the water every other day.
Harvest directly from the jar when ready.
How to regrow lettuce
Cut lettuce leaves, making sure to leave 3.5cm of height on the root section.
Place it a bowl with enough water to submerge the root (around 1cm).
Place this in a sunny location and change the water every other day.
After two weeks, when the lettuce sprouts new leaves and roots you should plant it out into putting soil for prolonged growth
Harvest when the leaves grow to baby leaf size (10cm).
How to regrow celery
Harvesting seeds from scraps
How to harvest
What is foraging?
Foraging around the year
Methods of food preservation
Why make compost?
What to compost at home?
Activity no 1 - homemade banana fertiiliser
Activity no 2 - Enclosed ecosphere
Activity no 3 - self watering planter
Activity no 4 - tin can planter
I hope to adopt some of the practices above and get growing lettuce and vegetables over the summer.
Baby Gem Lettuce in a glass
Baby Gem Lettuce growing well
I look forward to our last session and graduation.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.
My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.
Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.
I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.
These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.
Translation in Urdu
نیا سال مبارک ہو!
دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔
میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔
اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔
میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔
ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔
During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.
Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.
Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.
Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6
The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended.
I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.
2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.
This December I continued to heal from my shoulder surgeries.
My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.
I attended the last encourager party webinar for World Pulse 2023.
I joined the second ITC Webinar Series Export Essentials December 2023.