Transition Stroud

This is a shared history blog. Together we can write the history of our process of transition as it happens.

Monday, 22 July 2013

So much to see

A most enjoyable wander around Wharf Farm run by Judy and Bert King. 
well kept, happy goats, with hens running in and out checking for scraps.
Judy also showed us ducks, hens, pigs, and the straw they had been spending so much time on lately which meant they are behind with harvesting the luscious fruits that are growing in their veg garden.
They also had an orchard with a variety of fruit growing and a top bar hive which doesn't give a lot of honey (for humans!) but keeps bees in the orchard for pollinating....

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Edible Open Gardens 2013

So far so good......

We've had a steady stream of visitors to the gardens. 

Gardeners have commented on how different it has been from last year (some gardens flooded!) with really hot weather and great refreshments

5 more gardens to see - 
Sunday July 21st
Wharf Farm, Cambridge, GL2 7AL 11.00 – 2.00 (morning only) Workshop
Smallholding of 9 acres / goats’ milk and kid meat / pork / duck eggs / hen eggs / goats / poultry.
Permanent pasture / deep water pond.
Drop in workshop – keeping farm animals

Days Cottage, Upton Lane, Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT 2.00 – 5.00 (afternoon only)
Family run business / cider and perry / old and unusual varieties of apple and pear / big veg garden / 2 
polytunnels of mixed veg / fruit and vines / forest garden.

Saturday July 27th
Larkshill, Field Road, Whiteshill GL6 6AH 11.00 – 5.00 Refreshments
Magnificent views no-dig beds / wildlife pond / wormery / chickens / polytunnel / indoor veg bed / 
herbs / herbacious borders / lawns with children’s play equipment / mixed native hedge.

Vines at Thrupp Allotments 11.00 – 5.00
Allotment / vines / presentation on English Sparkling Wine

Primrose Villa, Lower Street, Ruscombe, Stroud GL6 6BU 2.00 – 5.00 (afternoon only)
Established 29 years / started organically now bio-dynamic / on hillside / no dig / deep bed system / 
cottage garden / small pond / wild life area.

Hope to see you there.....