Fordingbridge Transition Group are discussing the possibility of setting up a group with the goal of leasing land near Fordingbridge/Ringwood for a community market garden. Our intention is to control how our food is grown, to reduce food miles and to cut out all middle men and their associated profit. We need to know if there are enough people out there who would be interested in such a project? If there were enough people interested we could even employ a market gardener to grow the food and… Continue
Added by Mark Hardy on March 31, 2010 at 21:51 —
Where to shop for veg..meat..cheese..
farm shops with a few miles of New Milton..two which are very good and very close to each other.
Both do meat..veg..cheese..
Ferndene.. very busy..large car park easy to get into. Shop is a good size and well stocked
staff seen very helpful even when rush off their feet.… Continue
Added by Jenny gilleland on March 30, 2010 at 21:18 —
I switched on the TV the other night to watch QI but found that another programme had taken its place. Julien Temple's documentary on the growth, decay and rebirth of Detroit (Requiem for Detroit?) was on instead. I wasn't sure whether to keep watching at first but I soon found myself hooked. Certainly more than 'quite interesting' (QI)!
The film charted the rapid rise of the city as the motor industry made Detroit its home and attracted thousands of people to work in the factories.… Continue
Added by Richard on March 22, 2010 at 16:30 —
If you go to the BBC gardening, digin website, you can apply for 5 sets of free seeds including:
french beans, carrots and courgettes.
Added by SarahF on March 22, 2010 at 10:00 —
I went to see FOOD Inc at the Everyman Cinema in Winchester on Monday. I knew that it was an examination of the US food system and, to be honest, I thought it would hold few surprises for me. I reckoned that I knew the key issues facing the way America feeds itself. But I was wrong.
The film covers all aspects of the way food is produced and how the tight net of legislation has been put into place to protect the vast businesses that effectively control it. There's an… Continue
Added by Richard on March 19, 2010 at 9:30 —
Homebase has a new gardening website, which incudes this section on growing your own.
With 'How to...' video guides, a Get Cooking and Get planting sections, reciepes, offers and prizes.
Added by SarahF on March 18, 2010 at 16:30 —
The above is an urban farm and vegetable gardens. They are holding an open day on April 25th from 9 to 2. As well as touring the farm and gardens there will be lots of fun, green , foody activities and competitions. Please come along to support this cause. The farm is in the grounds of the Oasis Academy, Green Lane, Lordshill
Added by Jenny Fraser on March 18, 2010 at 13:38 —
The Down to Earth Centre in Green,Lordshill is a small urban farm. As well as housing animals, the farm runs a large vegetable garden. This is becoming hard work for the small number of people currently managing it so any extra volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Help is required on a Monday or a Friday. To offer your services, please contact Richard or Amanda on 02380 522706. Many thanks
Added by Jenny Fraser on March 18, 2010 at 9:29 —
What a great weekend for the folks on the Transition training course. A perfect location (Minstead study Centre), blue skies all the way, a lovely mix of people and two buzzards just at the right time!
For those who attended and anyone who might be interested here's the group shot:
It's 800 pixels on the longest axis, just about big…
Added by Richard Loader on March 15, 2010 at 9:20 —
I've been growing vegetables for a few years but with little knowledge or skill and so went to the w/shop today. It was great. I'm motivated now to start sowing a few crops in the next week or so armed with some extra practical knowledge now. There were about 12 people at the session. The gardener demonstrating for us was so good. He gave us loads of practical advice and then this was backed up with some botanical facts. He answered all our questions fully and explained everything so well that… Continue
Added by Sandra Barnett on March 13, 2010 at 14:49 —
Sue and myself and keen to make juice from the abundant apple crop that might happen this Autumn. The proper gear for crushing the apples and pressing the juice is rather pricey and we can't help thinking the old way of having a community press is probably the way to go.........is there anything already happening in the New Forest?
If there is a need for shared equipment for apple juicing is there a nucleus of interested folks who could get… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on March 7, 2010 at 11:07 —