eat local, grow local
The Food challenge has booked a couple of stalls over the next few months, and it would be great if you could help out for a couple of hours at one of them?
Milford Food Market Sunday 17th April 10am – 3pm Milford on Sea, Village Green
Greener Living Show Sunday 8th May 10am – 4pm Sandy…Continue
Those nice people at New Forest District Council have bought New Forest Transition some books to lend out to people. The money came from something called the Rural Pathway Fund....
Getting them to people is always a bit of a challenge but if you'd like to borrow any of the titles below just let me know. In the longer term if anyone has any clever suggestions as to how we can deal with the growing number of resources we have for lending out then please shout! As well as food books…Continue
Added by Richard on March 31, 2011 at 14:33 — No Comments
I came across this blog today and thought I ought to share it. It's written by Charlotte du Cann from Transition Norwich and it reports on a conference held in East Anglia a few weeks ago. The great and the good (and not so good!) were gathered to consider the future of our food supplies.
I'd urge you to read it because it encapsulates many of the key issues we are facing and, for me, shows me why things like the New Forest Food Challenge are so important.....…Continue
Added by Richard on March 23, 2011 at 10:24 — No Comments
Now that Spring is here and gardening is in full swing the Ringwood Let's Get Growing scheme would like to attract new members to join.
The scheme is for anyone who has a garden that they do not use to be matched with gardeners who have nowhere to garden.You do not need to have a lot of knowledge or time, just be enthusiastic about growing your own.
To see more details please go to the website at…Continue
Added by Debbie Grace on March 14, 2011 at 14:37 — No Comments
Just One Day a year would be a good start at being substantially healthier and more sustainable....
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on March 10, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments
Homebase's Get into Gardening website want to help everybody enjoy the glories of gardening. That's why they're giving away 3 packs of Mr Fothergills seeds (worth £5) to everyone who subscribes to today!
Added by SarahF on March 10, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments
Weekend 5/6th March
I've been looking round the garden and getting quite depressed by the Vole population that has developed over the Winter. I had hopes that the cold would have reduced the numbers but I can see Vole holes in every bit of lawn and rough grass, probably 2 or 3 per metre square....that's a lot of Voles over about an acre. That all means we have to grow even more to feed ourselves and the Voles, I think there's a vicious circle going on here. There's no sign…Continue
Added by Richard Loader on March 5, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments
The weekly newsletter asked what we are up to...?
Well, in the garden I am on a big slug removal drive! I am also deciding on which seeds to plant this year. I have some raspberries, loganberries and blackcurrants I want to plant out this weekend, and really, looking for some more time to do everything in!
On the local food front, have a nice bottle of NF cider to open later this evening...
What about you?
Added by SarahF on March 5, 2011 at 8:43 — No Comments