Dear Sustainable Frome Food and Land Group (SFFLG) these e-newsletters will have monthly brief news, followed by diary dates and anything more waffley will go at the end if you're still awake by then. Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to include, especially in the Diary section. You can find a copy on the Food Frome website too. I hope you will find it a useful resource.
Garden Sharing Project to be launched by Frome Town Council and Sustainable Frome. Do you have spare land you could let an enthusiastic veg grower use? Or are you an aspiring veg grower looking for land? If so, come along to the open evening on 22nd September at Frome Town Council (See diary) or reply to this email.
New Book: Local food: How to make it happen in your community. An excellent book packed with information about how you can get a local food initiative going locally. Lots of inspiring cases studies and a wealth of useful resources in a section at the back. Every local food enthusiast should have one. Either order your copy from www.greenbooks.co.uk for £12.95 or email me to let me know you want a copy and we can put in a bulk order and save money.
Veg swap website. If you have too many beans/tomatoes/courgettes etc and want to find someone who can use them, a new website has started which will match people with veggies to offer with people who want them. See: www.vegswap.co.uk
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Every Wednesday afternoon: Dig With Des at Vallis Veg. Phone 462263 for more details.
Tuesday 15th September 8pm: Informal, fun discussion about food and land issues at 30 Broadway, 462842, especially the future of food in Frome.
Sunday 20th September: Open day at Vallis Veg, Frome’s local market garden. See website for details: www.vallisveg.co.uk
Tuesday 22nd September 7pm: Frome Community Garden Share meeting at the Frome Town Council office at 5 Palmer Street for people who would like land to grow their own food and for people who have some spare land they could let someone else use for food growing. The idea is to match the two up.
Sunday 27th September pm: Visit to a local forest garden. Phone 462263 for details.
Wednesday 30th September 7.30pm: Talk: Farming in a changing climate: at the United Reformed Church Hall in BATH BA2 6PJ (Grove St. Entrance). Entrance £3 everyone welcome. Farming Futures will talk about the challenges and opportunities for British farmers arising from our changing climate.
Thursday 1st October 7pm: Sustainable Frome monthly meeting: At the Masonic Hall. Potluck supper followed by a talk/discussion/film relating to sustainable living.
Saturday 10th October 9.30am – 12.00pm : Open space event: ‘How are we going to feed ourselves in Frome in the future?’ Location to be confirmed.
Sunday 11th October 9.30am – 5pm: Introduction to permaculture at Oakfield School. The one day course will introduce the basic principles and ethics of permaculture and show how they can be applied. Cost: £25. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 467884.
Sunday 18th October: Apple Day at the Key centre. All kinds of fun, apple-related activities including bring an apple and have it identified by an RHS apple expert. Find out what treasures you have in your own backyard.
Saturday 7th November 9.30am – 5pm: Introduction to permaculture at Oakfield School (see Sunday 11th October for more info).
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANY OF THESE THINGS HAPPENING IN FROME?:
Local fruit and nut trees being planted on public land?
A Sustainable Frome response to the Government’s Food Security Assessment?
A local gardening group starting up in your street to help you get going growing your own food?
IF SO, COME TO THE SFFLG DISCUSSION GROUP ON THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH (SEE DIARY DATES) OR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.