27 Nov 2008

Potato Day, seed saving, 10% off and seed talking

Green Seeds is a family firm and 100% organic - it is based in Malmesbury - and possibly the nearest seed company to Stroud? They are supporting Transition Malmesbury who are in the process of being created - and they have a Potato day - details below along with a link to other days. They also look set to offer 10% off to Transition Stroud and Stroud District Green party members.

I am hoping to get confirmation for the next Cafe Discussion at Star Anise this Friday as there are plans for a seed swap and discussion about seeds - see more at: www.glosgreenparty.org.uk/coffeehouse

Hey and I just came across this great local website re growing your own food - a Cheltenham back garden - see them at: http://vegmonkey.co.uk/ - It takes a while to load as it is heavy with pixels but worth the wait.

Locally as previous blogs have covered we now have a Working Party looking to establish allotments locally - I read earlier this week that Robinswood Primary School are establishing allotments on their land for people willing to involve children from the school. This is similar to our hopes for Archway School as they are one of the few areas in or near the ward that have some potential land....anyhow we'll see - I have also raised the possibility of others like Sheltered Accomodation in the District that may have land which could be for allotments and bring more of the community into be involved with the homes there...

MALMESBURY 1ST POTATO DAY SAT 31st JAN 2009 10.00am – 4.00pm

In Malmesbury town hall. Admission 50p adults, children free including free variety and planting guide. Over 50 varieties of seed potatoes available. Plus 10 organic varieties. Onion sets. Over 100 Organic vegetable and herb seeds starting from £1.00 per packet. Fair trade tea, coffee & cakes. Also RHS gold medal winner & Guinness world record holder potato expert taffy tatty will be available to answer all your potato and vegetable questions through out the day. For more information visit their web site with their blog at: www.greenseeds.org.uk
Or e-mail us info@greenseeds.org.uk
(01666) 822 999

Other Potato days

Sat/Sun 24/25 Jan 2009 Dundry Nurseries, Cheltenham. 9.30am - 4.30pm. ~ 100 varieties of seed tuber by the individual tuber and 3kg bags, admission free. Signed off Junction 11, M5. Information and talks in the afternoon. Details from Chris Evans, Dundry Nurseries 01452 713124 or their website. See other UK Potato Days here.

1 comment:

movie fan said...

that huge potato needs a lot of butter and a whole-cow-sized steak to go with it!