Friday, 28 October 2016

How Sustainable And Ethical Could Your Xmas Shopping Be?

Fed up with all the 'stuff' at Xmas, but appreciate the value of giving? Want to be imaginative in your giving, with due regard to the '3Rs' (reduce, re-use, recycle) to make for a Xmas with reduced cumulative impact on the environment?

Well, our very own Pennie Roberts has culled a range of sources and put together some ideas you might consider. Far better than most 'mainstream' Xmas-tagged merchandise, and with the appeal of making a real difference to our Xmas carbon footprints. Thank you very much, Pennie! And we hope there's something in the document (link below) just right for you.

There are an increasing range of more sustainable goods, services and ideas out there, and we can't mention them all, so this is an initial selection which we hope makes sense. And maybe, listed as they are, you'll be encouraged to look at some of the websites identified - and similar - to make better choices, for a more sustainable Xmas.

And you've time to do it!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Thank You - and please!

Many thanks to all those of you who helped in any way, including by attending, our Apple Day event yesterday and making it the success we think it was. The lovely sunshine helped, and was matched by the many smiles and the warm atmosphere: a really good day! We think around 7-800 people turned out in the course of the afternoon. We hope you enjoyed yourselves, and any suggestions for the future - including offers of help - would be very welcome. Do get in contact.

Two related events you may be interested in:

  1. This Wednesday, 19th October, our food group hosts a 'preserving workshop' at Hayfield Cricket Club 7-9.00p.m. It's to be run by Vicki Leng, who's led many such community sessions and has been preserving home-grown food for many years. She'll bring ideas, books and techniques etc. So......bring some spare produce and 'have a go' at making some of:
    • ketchup
    • cordial
    • fruit butter or jam
    • brown sauce
    • pickles
    • chutney
    Come with questions, a few jars and any produce you're not sure what to do with! Contact Jo Hanney on 07813 378421 to book your place.
  2. Next Saturday, 22nd October, could you give a little time to help Kinder Kids and St Matthew's Church clear some land at the rear of the church to form a community garden space for community use? The emphasis will be on getting rid of overgrown vegetation. Pete Webb will be leading the session and welcoming all volunteers.
    • where - St Matthew's of course!
    • when - from 9.30a.m.
    • bring - gloves and secateurs
    • anticipate - tea and coffee provided

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn's newsletter is out...

  1. APPLE DAY REMINDER
  2. A SUSTAINABLE HAYFIELD?
  3. DRESS A GIRL AROUND THE WORLD
  4. VISIT LOCAL ‘GREEN’ HOMES
  5. REDUCING, RE-USING, RECYCLING
  6. FOOD GROUP FORAY
  7. HEAVY...........BUT SMART!
  8. TRIP TO WORLD-FAMOUS CENTRE
  9. ELECTRIC VEHICLE UPDATE
  10. NEWS YOU’VE MISSED?
  11. COMMITTEE CONTACTS
  12. UPCOMING EVENTS

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