Please make a note of the change.
Monday, April 7. 2014
I have had an email from Mandy Pickard, who works for the NF District Council and is offering to be a speaker, available for talks and/or presentations on recycling (in general and in the New Forest) to schools and community groups.
Mandy also runs workshops on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
You can contact Mandy on 02380 285588 or email mandy.pickard@NFDC.gov.uk and book her for your meeting or event.
Thursday, April 3. 2014
But still support the Marine Restaurant and the rest of Milford Food Week!
Unfortunately, Transition Lymington have had to cancel their showing of More than Honey - bee film on Monday 7th April. It was intended to be shown at the Marine Restaurant. However, the Marine took a very big hit in the Valentine Day Storms and have worked hard to put their kitchens and one of their dining rooms back together again. The top Restaurant is now open - renamed Valentine's - and will be serving food on Monday night and the rest of the week.
We still have a copy of the More than Honey film, if you would like to borrow it to watch at home? Please email Sarah if you do. events @ newforesttransition.org
We still have a number of other events that we are organising or participating in over Milford Food Week - look out for...
Ready Steady Cook Local - Wed 9th April - 7-8pm in the Cookery Theatre, Community Centre
Teddy Bear's Picnic - Fri 11th April - All Saints Church Hall - 2-4pm lots of activiites for children
Kid's Create a Pie Class - Sat 12th April - 10-11am call Mikki to book a place £8 per child, adult to stay, Mikki 610233
Felting Stall at Lambing Live - Sat 12th April - 10am -3pm - Aubrey Farm, Keyhaven
Kid's Seed planting stall at the Sunday Market on Milford Green.
Milford Food Week consists of over 100 events, to find out more to go...http://www.milfordonseafoodweek.org
Tuesday, April 1. 2014
Incredible Edible - Inspiring Community Food Growing
Followed by lunch provided by Balaka Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant
An inspiring and entertaining talk by Mary Clear, one of the founder members of the internationally-recognised 'Incredible Edible' community food growing project based in Yorkshire. Free, open to all - refreshments from 10.00am. Let us know if you are coming to lunch by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01962 827083.
Can you help with donations of seeds and seedlings for Incredible Edible?Especially needed are scarlet runner beans, globe artichokes, Angelica plants and divided perennial herbs. Please bring any donations with you on Saturday. Thank you.
Saturday, March 29. 2014
Quick set of notes from last Wednesday's Meeting.
11 people present
Website: New NFT website being sorted, with calendar, twitter feeds, local groups and projects. Should be live 1st April. Sarah/Emily access to start.
West Solent Solar Co-op - Share Offered Launched. Had over £400,000 in, in the first week. Good investment. 8% over 25yrs.
Car Tyre Upcycling - into planters. Kate has a contact
Bikes - We have been offered bikes from SW Trains and found a home for them at The Grange school in Mudeford. Other idea - to modify one to allow it to power a sewing machine for Jean Genie!
Apple Picking - idea to spread that word that we can organise a group to come and help pick someone's apples for them. They can take as many as they want, the pickers too, the rest can then be distributed to local pre-schools, schools, elderly homes etc.. Emily H happy to start to advertise this and co-ordinate, and everyone to start spreading the word. Leaflets, posters, distribution. Colbury and Ashurst - Comm Cider Presses?
Wild Flower Planting - We didn't get the funding we applied for. However, the links that we made with T Council, Priestlands and Land Advice Service already proving to be worth while, and may have a project soon, with the Land Advice Service and local wildlife? Sarah to invite Angela Peters to one of our next meetings.
Biodiesel: Kate mentioned that this has been on hold, but now getting going again. Contacts who might be interested in buying biodiesel as part of a co-operative, speak to Kate Co.
Railway Line litter - Mel and Debs to update at a later time.
Sat 29th March - Lisa's Larder - Earth hour candles and labels, 3 free seed potatoes, seed swap - Simon and Sarah
Sat 29th March - Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean - Hordle Cliff
Sun 13th April - Milford Food Market, Milford Green 10am - 3pm
Sun 1st June - Eden Project's Big Lunch
Sun 8th June - Roydons Woods Wood Fair
Summer Social - Kate and Grace - possible camping over!
Oct/Nov Exhibition, New Forest Centre - could Jean Genie make a JG globe???
T-shirts, wooden badges, update literature - some good ideas for this. Grace to talk to woodworker in Fordingbridge
Next Meeting: - Thursday 24th April, 8pm at the Thomas Tripp
Friday, March 28. 2014
It was worked last summer so will be ready to cultivate with relatively little work. Tool storage and water are available on site.
It has previously been shaded by a large tree which is being taken down so it will be a much sunnier plot.
If you are interested in growing veg on this site please contact Emily (01590675612) or Rachel (01590683558) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The sunny area waiting for a gardener consists of a small plot measuring 3.7m by 1.4m recently worked
and improved with compost. Next to it is a large fruit cage measuring 4.8m by 3.6m.
There are some soft fruit bushes within the cage but these are no longer very productive.
There are two water butts that can be used for watering the garden. There is nowhere to store tools on site.
If you are interested please email email@example.com
or phone Emily 01590 675612 or Rachel 01590 683558
It is fenced to keep rabbits and deer out and water and tool storage available.
This fantastic vegetable growing area only needs turning over before planting. A wonderful area to enjoy the countryside whilst growing your own veg.
If you are interested please call Emily (01590 675612) or Rachel (01425 621665) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 25. 2014
Made in Hampshire and Dorset
Saturday 29th March
Sway Village Hall
10.30 - 3.30pm
Entry Free £1
Local Hobbyists and Local Producers
Bespoke Jewellery, Pottery, 3D Art, Portraits and Sketches, Personalised mugs, Wood Turner, Textiles, Weaving, Florist, Handmade Chocolates, Cakes, Preserves, Local Businesses
Super Cash Prize and other raffle prizes to be won!
Choice of Refreshments, all proceeds to Sway Village Hall.
Contact Anita 682161