Make Your Own Christmas 2015

The TTW's Sustainable Food Group held another successful event on Saturday 28th November- to make your own Christmas! It was very well attended with over 50 people in the Methodist church function hall, and well organised too, with different activities and demonstrations flowing throughout the afternoon to keep everyone amused.

The children enjoyed making sweets and chocolates, and there was lots of yummy mince pies and stollen made, to feed all the mums, dads and grandparents too! Keeping up the traditional crafts, gingerbread men for the tree and dried orange decorations would brighten up the tree, and so many wreaths were made, you are sure to see more on doors this year!

We all enjoyed being part of this community event, the next one is the Seed Swap on Sunday 14th February, 2-4pm at the Dolphin pub. Everyone is welcome, either to swap seeds, or to take some for a small donation. Hopefully we can all do our bit to reduce the amount of things imported, and for Wellington to be more sustainable, so why not come along and try growing some veg next year!

Chutney Making Day 2015

The chutney day, hosted by the sustainable food group, part of transition town Wellington, was a great success this year. 14 people came to the Methodist church to chop fruit and vegetables as a community, and we made 12 different chutneys! 

We used mostly home grown veg and apples provided by volunteers. It's fun to make chutney as a group, plus, rather than having lots of jars of the same chutney, everyone got different types! Chutney is really easy to make, we provided recipes so everyone can make their favourite at home, and if you do make too much of the same type, it makes an excellent, and inexpensive, Christmas present!

Christmas Food and Decoration Day

Chocolate truffles, mince pies, peppermint creams, iced gingerbread and dried orange tree decorations were just some of the goodies made at Transition Town Wellington food group's Christmas food and decoration day.

The event, which took place in the Methodist Church hall in Waterloo Road, aimed to show that making traditional Christmas food and decorations is cheap, fun, environmentally friendly and a great opportunity to get together with neighbours and friends.

Apple Juicing Day

The weather could not have been better for Transition Town Wellington’s annual Apple Juicing Day, held this year at Swains Lane Nature Reserve, on Saturday October 4. Over thirty people of all ages took part in the event, which included a picnic and live music. 

Val Mister, a member of the TTW Food Group, said: “I was able to bring my two grandsons with me, and they got really involved with the process and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as did all the other children who came. The whole event was a great success, and helped to raise awareness among local people of the existence of the Reserve and Community Orchard. 

It was encouraging to hear comments like ‘What a lovely place!’ and ‘I never knew it was here. I’ll be coming back.’ We expect to hold an Apple Juicing Day there again in the future.”