Tag Archives: Kings Heath

Give Your Unwanted Tools A New Life In Africa

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South Birmingham Tools for Africa restore equipment and work with Tools For Self Reliance to put them in the hands of tradesmen and women in East African countries so that they can provide for their families.

The group are looking for donations of tools and time and would love you, or your community group, to get involved.

The group meets in Kings Heath on Tuesday mornings to restore tools. If you can’t make it then see contact details below or restore them at home, or with your own community group, using the tool refurbishing guides.

What to donate

The group meet in Kings Heath Park House on Tuesday mornings.

For more information either pop along to one of their meetings or call Martin on 0121 777 4464

An Eco-wedding at the Grove Road Gardening Project

Wedding guests enjoy planting trees and perennials at the Grove Road Estate

The first day of September saw an interesting and unique event taking place at the Grove Road Social Centre, home to its own Residents’ Gardening Project (read the earlier article about this here).

The marriage of the community’s Social Secretary Terry McCarthy to Secretary Jan Tchamani saw a great deal of gardening activity.

The Highbury Orchard Community, Kings Heath

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The Highbury Orchard Community has grown from a seed of an idea back in the spring of 2010 to renovate the orchard of Joseph Chamberlain in Highbury Park, Kings Heath.

Physical work began in October 2010. Five months later a substantial amount of laid brick was uncovered, a relic of the original model farm which had once operated from the site.

Grove Road Gardening Project

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Terry McCarthy is Social Secretary of the Grove Road assisted living estate in Kings Heath.  He recently showed me round an exciting gardening project there.

Mere months into the project, the residents have a big enclosed garden space, an ornamental seating area, a greenhouse and newly-built trellises for climbing plants.

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