eat local, grow local
We are a new Wellness & Beauty Centre and Training Academy located at Silver Street in Hordle/Sway. We provide a complete range of wellness, beauty and holistic therapies from our centre using only natural products produced – where possible – within the New Forest and local area.
In addition to our treatments we retail local arts, crafts and products through our centre and eventually online.
The County Council now sources a range of meats and apple juice from Hampshire, as well as over 10,000 cabbages and 600,000 free-range eggs annually. School caterers HC3S have increased the value of produce they source locally by around £1million.
The County Council is helping to put more local produce on the public sector plate by encouraging other councils to follow its lead in buying local.…Continue
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What is the difference between soil and dirt? A really interesting article on the Energy Bulletin site
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The lovely people at in the New Forest Produce area of the New Forest Show have generously
given us (New Forest Transition) a free stall. And Ian Nelson
(Sunnyfields Farm and all round local food star) has allocated us some
I have just picked up the Brockenhurst College Adult Education Brochure and there are a few courses in there, that might be of interest:
At Lymington Community Centre
Fruit and Veg - How to Grow your Own,
3 sessions on a Tuesday morning or a Thursday night starting Oct 10 or Jan 2011.
Phone 01509 679457
Courses at Ringwood School, Parsonage Lane, Ringwood including
Sewing - Learn to…Continue
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Can you help us?
We want to map all the local food producers/outlets/places in the New Forest. This might be someone who just sells the extra eggs and honey at their front gate, a farm shop, a jam producer, or even - if you know of any - a fruit tree, where the fruit /nuts/quinces/crab apples, just go to waste every year - on common land?
It would also be great to map some local resources: any experts out there, who we can call upon for advice? Any land that you…Continue
Have you being trying to buy local food? Reasonably priced and of good quality?
Having problems accessing land to grow your own food?
We are hoping to raise some of the issues of buying and growing local food and also start to find solutions to those issues.
On Thursday 30th September, with the backing of the NPA, District Council and a few other local names,…Continue
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