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Buckland Food Growers press release

Community project grows roots at the Abbey

Buckland Food Growers Ltd (B.F.G.), based at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton, have been working hard to set the roots of their project since beginning work on it last spring. Now with just under a hectare of land which has been on lease from the National Trust since January, the growing and rearing of produce is underway in earnest.

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GrowTavi will visit the BFG at Buckland Abbey

The next GrowTavi will be on Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 2pm.

The venue will be Buckland Abbey.

Guestspeakers will include organic specialist Tom Petherick.

There will also be a chance to tour the new work that the Buckland Food Group are doing with the National Trust….veg, pigs, fruit….(cider, we hope!!)

For more information and to get on the mailing list contact Max at contact@westden.org.uk or 01822 618 715.

Composting ‘guru’ at GrowTavi open forum



Happy New Year and welcome to 2011!

Westden, The Tavistock & Villages (TaVi) Development Forum and the Transition Tavistock Food Group are pleased to announce the fourth GrowTavi Open Forum event.

Tuesday 11th January 2011, between 2-4pm at The Wharf Arts Centre, Tavistock.

To kick start 2011, we are delighted to welcome two guest speakers:

  • Terri Easton from the Waste and Recycling Department at West Devon Borough Council – Terri will be updating the meeting on how the local borough council views food waste along with some quantitative data;
  • Nicky Scott from the Devon Community Composting Network (DCCN) – Nicky is well regarded as the ‘composting guru’ and will be with us to give an informative talk and answer session on all matters compostable.

There will also be updates on:

  • the new GrowTavi GardenShare scheme
  • Transition Tavistock
  • Westden’s Community Landscape Network (CLaN)
  • up and coming events
  • and more…

We will also have time for an open space discussion for community members to raise topics and issues. As always, local representatives from Tavistock Town Council, West Devon Borough Council and Devon County Council have been invited along with members from the local Private, Third and Voluntary Sectors.
 
If there is time, we will include a short film at the end.
 
If you have any questions for Terri or Nicky or matters that you would like to raise in advance please email me on contact@westden.org.uk

Click here for the AGENDA.

The Sky is Falling

“The Sky is Falling!”

Henny Penny calls. An acorn has just landed on her head and, panicking, she hurries of to warn all her friends of the impending doom. The beginning of this well known children’s story has passed into the English language as indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. There are some that believe the news of recent years about global warming and climate change and how it will effect peoples around the world is just one such mistaken belief. They deny it is happening and even if it is, we had nothing to do with it and couldn’t change things even if we wanted to.

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Buckland Abbey Community Garden Meeting

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Volunteers dig in to help the environment

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(Article from the Tavistock Times, May 20, 2010)