Well, at least we have some seed money to help us along thanks to the COOP.
Here's Lindsay accepting the cheque from the store manager.
Added by Richard Loader on September 27, 2009 at 13:57 —
Have been away this week, cycling in Normandy. Went to a great vegetarian hotel
that is practically self sufficient on the fruit and veg front - very inspirational!
Anyway - a few things to point you in the direction of today.
Hyde's Green Fair is on tomorrow (Sat 26th) - do come along and support… Continue
Added by Richard on September 25, 2009 at 17:30 —
Each Wednesdsay the Daily Echo runs a section called Taste, featuring local food businesses and events. This week featured the New Forest Marque. Read all about it http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/leisure/food/eat_local/4644580.Keeping_it_local_with_New_Forest_Marque/
Added by Yum on September 25, 2009 at 8:53 —
This new book co-authored by Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins brings together a very wide variety of projects, ideas, resources and information covering every aspect of developing local food supplies. There are chapters on skills, home growing, community gardens and orchards, food co-ops, schools projects and many more.
Many of the projects described have started up recently and are small scale but there are examples of major, long running… Continue
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Added by Richard on September 18, 2009 at 12:14 —
Just pimping my Forum post - I'm really excited about Seedy Sunday - Read about it here
Added by Richard Loader on September 11, 2009 at 18:33 —
Added by Richard on September 11, 2009 at 12:30 —
Many of you may not be aware but next week 14th-19th September is National Cupcake week and we are using some of the surpluses from the Learning garden in our Hungry gardener Cafe at Beaulieu.
We are planning to have on offer a 'Beetroot,sultana and chocolate ' & 'carrot, courgette and walnut' cupcakes.
If these seem just a bit too exotic we will also be offering a range of more traditional homemade cupcakes.
Go on come along and spoil yoursleves you only live once!
Added by David Aylieff-sansom on September 9, 2009 at 12:17 —
Can anyone suggest and/or recommend somewhere we can take my parents in law, out for a meal, that includes some locally produced food?
Added by SarahF on September 7, 2009 at 11:16 —
Went to the Producers Market in Lymington today. A good selection of stalls and things for sale. I bought a pair of walking socks made by New Forest Mohair
and a couple of gorgeous beetroots from the Warborne Farm
stall. Planning to make chilled Bortscht with mint for some guests on Tuesday.
It just struck me, however, how sad it was that the event wasn't… Continue
Added by Richard on September 6, 2009 at 14:08 —
I visited the learning garden at Fairweather's gdn centre in Beaulieu on Friday. It was mid winter when I saw it last and since then it has flourished and blossomed - all with one part time gardener and volunteers! It's packed with growing fruit and vegetables and flowers. It's lovely just to walk round but it's inspiring too. If you haven't visited it you should go. It's open every day 10 - 4.
Added by Sandra Barnett on September 6, 2009 at 13:54 —
I remember Simon Dee from my teens, he was a celebrity who rocketed to fame and just as quickly vanished from view. He died recently - nothing remarkable about that, he was in his seventies.
I heard some of the content of one of his last letters on Radio 4 today and it seemed quite prophetic:
“It’s all out of control now, but we don’t know how to stop it. Greed has driven us all insane. We promote violence. Assaulted by media, the emerging intelligence in growing children is… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on September 4, 2009 at 23:02 —
Lots more members joining again this week. Welcome all. If you're a bit mystified by how to get started please see the revamped 'Help' page
...I look forward to hearing from you....
We're continuing to spread the word using different media. The Twitter feed is picking up lots of followers including a number of Transition groups in the UK and beyond. Follow us at @newforestfood and we now have… Continue
Added by Richard on September 4, 2009 at 10:43 —
I have recently purchased 15 copies of both the Transition Handbook and the Transition Timeline book.
If anyone would like to purchase one/other/both we are selling them at £10 each (RRP £12.95).
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy. I will try and sell them at some of the local events too.
Added by SarahF on September 3, 2009 at 16:43 —
The Food Challenge is now on Facebook
, if you are too, why not
•join the group
•upload some photos of your locally sourced food
•or become a fan
Added by SarahF on September 3, 2009 at 12:38 —
Just got this and thought I would share it......
Dear New Forest Food Challenge
We would like to announce the launch of Vegswap. This is a website which enables gardeners to swap their surplus home grown or homemade produce with other local users. The website is free and simple to use. Unlike other forum style sites www.vegswap.co.uk allows you to search for specific produce you may want in a specific location making the whole process quick and easy. Alternatively you can… Continue
Added by Richard on September 2, 2009 at 16:17 —
Have you ever wondered if those glossy packets of edible Fungi spawn actually work?
A bit less than a year ago Sue and I inoculated various logs with a selection of different types of Fungus and we have carefully followed the instructions. About a week ago I sank the the logs into the ground as instructed and already we have our first Oyster Mushrooms - a modest handful (a slug got there first, it would have been a good handful).
Fried up with IOW garlic this evening they were… Continue
Added by Richard Loader on September 1, 2009 at 21:30 —
Franny Armstrong has today launched a great new campaign aiming to get everyone to cut their emissions of CO2 by 10% in 2010. Having had a look at the site for the campaign I was really pleased to see food featuring in the list of things that we can all do to try to reach this target.
I have decided I will be cutting out meat and dairy three days a week and doubling my efforts to buy local produce. It will be no great hardship, in fact I'm looking forward to trying out new things to… Continue
Added by Alan Smithee on September 1, 2009 at 12:29 —