About us

Nurturing Health is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership intended to improve the quality of life for residents of Milton Ward and the Southend on Sea area.

We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills.

Contact us


01702 341605

St Marks Centre
1a Princes Street,
Southend On Sea,
Essex SS1 1QA
Partners in this project are

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Southend in Transition logo

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Funded by

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Essex Apple Weekend, 14 – 15 October 2011

The Nurturing Health project is delighted to support the up and coming Apple Weekend events that are celebrating our local apples, orchards and all the fruit that we grow.

Working in partnership with Growing Together Gardens in Fairfax Drive/Prittlewell Chase, South East Essex Organic Gardeners, Women’s Environment Network, Spiralseed, Southend on Sea in Transition, Milton Community Partnership and with generous support from the NFU Mutual, an exciting line up of events has been lined up at 4 venues around the town;

Saturday 15 October: 10.00am – 2.00pm

St. Laurence Orchard, Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6RH

Apple display – Apple pressing – Apple tasting and buying – Apple tours – BBQ

Pruning demonstration – Apple stories – Wildlife trail – Scavenger hunt

(Parking at new car park for St. Laurence Park on new road going west from Eastwoodbury
Lane, left at roundabout)

Saturday 15 October: 5.00pm – 9.00pm

St. Mark’s Centre, Princes Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1QA

Educational film – Locally grown vegetable soup -  Apple quiz

Engagement and discussion – Bring and share apple deserts and recipes

Tickets need to be bought in advance.

Sunday 16 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Manchester Drive Allotments, Manchester Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3EZ (opposite
Cricketfield Grove)

Essex orchard and WEN allotment

Sunday 16 October: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Growing Together Community Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner
of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)

Apple pressing – Apple related food – Apple bobbing – Toffee apples

Cider making – Apple tasting and buying – Crafts and cards – Apple stories

Tea and coffee – Apple display – Scavenger hunt – Face painting

Apple Weekend is sponsored by NFU Mutual Chelmsford and
organised by SE Essex Organic Gardeners, Milton Community Partnership, Southend
in Transition, community mental health charity Trust Links and South East Essex Women’s  Environmental Network.

For more information, please call 01702 213134 or visit www.seeog.org.uk or www.trustlinks.org

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