eat local, grow local
Excellent organic vegetables and fruit; plus salads, herbs and pot plants. Many thanks to the ever sharp-eyed and industrious Sarah F for her original posting New Farm Shop - which, as I've prepared this posting, has attracted some most useful comments - do check it out for the latest news.…
Added by Richard on July 30, 2011 at 15:57 — No Comments
Phew! Well, that was a wonderful three days spent at the New Forest Show..... The Food Challenge, representing New Forest Transition and the Eat & Grow Local element of the Brand New Forest campaign was very busy running the 'New Forest Slow Food & Juice Bar' (see beautiful sign below made by the fab…Continue
Added by Richard on July 29, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments
Follow this link to an amazing audio slide show on the Guardian web site. It's an inspiring case study of a fantastic, permaculture based small holding in the Black Mountains. You'll be glad you did!
Added by Richard on July 22, 2011 at 13:14 — No Comments
GROW YOUR OWN POTATOES
If you haven't already registered your school, for next year's growing season, register now. We have done this for the last couple of years and generally get two varieties of potatoes, a couple of grow bags and various curriculum based materials.
Our preschool children really like to plant them, water them and watch them grow. Just a couple of weeks ago it was time to harvest them. The children were very excited to put their hands in the…Continue
Added by SarahF on July 20, 2011 at 16:04 — No Comments
I noticed a sign for a new farm shop up Pitmore Lane this morning - Danesway - or something?
Has anyone been there? I will endeavour to get there this week,
We popped into the Fisherman's last night, after a stroll around the sea wall. It still had a good selection of local food including Jennings (top of the High Street) bread, Loosehanger cheese and Hampshire watercress.
The Fishermans is one of the local Fullers pubs and they all have a selection of local foods. A couple of people I have spoken to, like the Alice Lisle up near Ringwood, but I haven't been there. Have you? Any recommendations?
Added by SarahF on July 19, 2011 at 17:25 — No Comments
The 2011 Ashurst & Colbury Apple Day is being planned now..... It is a celebration of all things apple and apple related so if you have a business (or hobby!) that fits the bill and would like to have a stand for a very modest £5 per stand please let me know. Either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 023 8029 2531.
Added by Richard on July 18, 2011 at 16:15 — No Comments
This is addressed to all veggie growers who get manure from local stables. George Monbiot in his recent article, has warned of the dangers of the herbicide Aminopyralid contaminating manure. Several of my tomatoes look as if they are suffering (see photo). The following site is also useful…Continue
Added by Dan Fish on July 17, 2011 at 12:56 — No Comments
How are you? Long time no see!
Sorry to hear your apple tree is not happy! Could it be nutrient deficiency of some sort as a result of the difficult conditions over the last 6 - 8 months?
I just found this item on the internet - says iron deficiency causes yellow leaves. But I'm struggling to attach the actual pdf to this message!!
However, have just managed to retrieve the website address - which I hope is…Continue
Added by Cathy Cook on July 15, 2011 at 23:04 — No Comments
we have a bee hive at redlynch. this i our 1st season, so we have not produced any honey yet but hopefully later on.
Added by sandra palmer on July 15, 2011 at 11:41 — No Comments
Hi can any one give advice.
The leaves on my old apple tree (may have been planted in 1907) are turning yellow and dropping off. I'm guessing its because of the cold winter/dry spring. Does any one have any advice as to how to save it????