Compost bins have arrived!
We are offering subsidised compost bins as part of our composting programme to help our community reduce kitchen waste. Retail price is normally £40 but we are providing them for £8 and all we ask is that you tell us simply tell us how much you are putting in it for the first month, easily done when using a kitchen caddy which we can provide also.
We have a limited supply so do get in touch if you are interested.
Compost & Wormery workshop
There will also be a follow up session to our successful compost and wormery workshops held during the Sustainable Living Week. If you didn’t make it along to one of the workshops, you are very welcome to join us for this free event. The date is still to be confirmed but we will be looking at how to set up your wormery or compost bin, composting top tips and much more. Contact Lynne for more information.
Fancy a fruit tree for free?
As part of the ‘grow your own’ food programme we will be giving away fruit trees this autumn. If you have space in your own garden or know of a piece of ground near where you live that you and your neighbours might want to plant a tree in then let us know.
We will be offering apple trees as 1 year old maidens ready to be planted plus we will have a few pears and plums if people prefer, there will be a limit of 1 tree per household.
Appletreeman Andrew Lear will be coming on the 4th December to show us how to plant and look after them. He will also be running a pruning workshop for older, established fruit trees and answering any questions on maintenance of fruit trees.
Contact Lynne for more information or to book your tree and place on the free workshop on the 4th December.
Community Solar Scheme
We shall be holding our first Apple Harvest and Food Festival on Sunday 23rd October between 11 – 3pm at the Community Centre. We hope you can all come along to this family fun event embracing the season of mellow fruitfulness with a hearty celebration of all things apple and food.
There will be an opportunity to have a go at apple juicing and tasting with our own Apple press; make your own apple witch for Halloween; a chance to support local food producers and taste some of their produce; apple printing and much more. Keep an eye on the website and look out for leaflets for further information.
Discounted loft and cavity wall insulation scheme in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust….
More information available in October