Cricketts Lane Christmas Wreath Competition
Congratulations to the winners, Dan will try to catch up with you tomorrow (or very soon) to hand over your prize.
Thank you to everyone who took part; we hope more of you will wish to do so for the next event!!
The Committee wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and we also wish you a successful and productive year on your allotment.
THE FOOD SCHOOL PROJECT
Food School is a pilot project in Chippenham (Wiltshire) aimed at teenagers and families. The aim of Food School is to:
- tackle food waste
- raise awareness of environmental issues relating to food (ie the carbon, chemical and water footprint of our food choices)
- highlight social issues such as food and nutritional poverty and ‘holiday hunger’
- gain basic skills in growing some soft fruits, veg and herbs on an allotment; and
- gain basic skills in meal preparation and cooking some simple, nutritious and good value meals.
The provisional dates for Food School are a weekend in Summer/early Autumn (exact dates to be confirmed). Part of the course may be delivered online.
Food School may be of interest to young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme(s) and/or young people with an interest in the food industry or in social or environmental work.
Food School is brought to you by MAD about Waste, which is an environmental community group launched in 2017. MAD about Waste’s primary focus is tackling waste at household level, including food waste.
Food School is part-funded by Chippenham Community Area Local Youth Network.
Posted 1st January 2021
One of the Society’s members, Teodora Yankova, has done a lot of research to find a charity willing and able to accept donations of fresh fruit and vegetables. This topic has been discussed on a number of occasions at the society meetings. She has been in touch with a local food support initiative by St Peters Church called Foodbox where they support people in need with food supplies. They would be very happy to receive fruit and veg donations from our society allotments. If you would like to be involved making donations of fresh fruit and veg either now or later in the season please contact the society and we will put you in touch with Teodora.
Horse manure available
One of our members has pointed us towards the website Freegle where free horse manure is being advertised. It is available to collect from the farm opposite Abbeyfield School, make sure you bring your own bags or a trailer! Called Gate Farm, it is part of the old Toll House on the corner as you turn off London Road to go to Abbeyfield School or Stanley Park sports ground. It is the last entrance on the right before the sports ground, as long as the gates are open then it is accessible.
Thank you to one of our members for drawing our attention to this…
In response to the global Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the Lemon Tree Trust are focused on distributing food and flower seeds to people in refugee and IDP camps in Kurdistan who are coping with Government enforced curfews and self-isolation at their shelters. If any of our members have spare seeds that they would like to donate please visit their website to find out more!
Posted 27th July 2020