September update

IPPC recognises positive role of Livestock farming
The NFU has criticised media headlines of the recent IPPC report in “12 things we learned from the IPCC climate land report” Read more here

” Wild Harvest: Ancient meadows restored with roadside hay cuttings” – restoring local species of wildflowers to fields. (The Guardian on 24 Aug). This sounds a great idea for returning locally specific species to farmland.

Christchurch School – Sustainable kitchen garden (from Lizzie Munday)
Volunteers have recently transformed an overgrown area in the Christ Church Primary School grounds to create a sustainable kitchen garden intended to be a school-led but community facing project.

They are looking for community volunteers to support the ongoing creation and maintenance of the garden, as little or as often as those individuals wish. Read more

The Food Bank: Avril Clarke, the Coordinator at the Hub, says that members of the community give generously to the Food Bank.  However, a food group that they would welcome at present are more tinned vegetables, such as carrots and peas.

Trowbridge Apple Festival 12th October (from Mel Jacob)
A really enjoyable event for all ages. Book your ticket now to hear gardening expert, Pippa Greenwood. Read more

Next SFADG meeting – Monday, 23rd September. All welcome.
Topic: Reducing waste of good food, including crop surpluses, and sustainably produced food on a low budget.  Town and County Councillor Jim Lynch will be helping us to consider these issues.
Time: 7.30-9.30pm. Venue: The Hub, Church St, BoA. Coffee/ tea from 7pm – donation to the Hub. Contact
Ros Edwards