News from Edible Whitstable

Read the latest Edible Whitstable newsletter.

Issue 6 : November 2010

“Edible Whitstable”, the newsletter of the Transition Town Whitstable Food Group, is one year old!!
Its readership is growing; please help us spread the word further by forwarding to friends and other parties interested in local and ethical growing and eating.

Much has happened in Whitstable during this past year. Our food group has gone from strength to strength; the Farmers’ Market gets better and better (see What’s On for details), and our public raised beds growing project – Edible Whitstable @ the Library – is well established with community planting, maintaining and harvesting sessions.

On Sunday 5th December food group members will be clearing the remaining beds around the library and developing them as low maintainence herb beds. Everyone’s welcome so please come along and help any time between 11am and 1pm; this is a great opportunity to find out about the food group and other Transition issues, and pumpkin soup will be supplied to keep out the chill!

As reported last issue, TTW is now a formally constituted group which has enabled us to think bigger!  Exciting plans are afoot to work on land at Stream Walk in partnership with Whitstable Volunteer Centre and Kent Enterprise Trust creating a community garden for growing and exploring food production. Open sessions will start there in January, constructing raised beds and a compost toilet, and planting an edible hedge. See What’s On for contact details.

And however you celebrate the coming holiday, make it a good one, keep warm, and see you in the new year!

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