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!

Planting Community Fruit Bushes

Transition Town Wellington had a really busy day on Sunday 8 February. First of all planting community fruit bushes in the morning,outside the Bowls Club on Corams Lane in Wellington. We planted a bed of blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes. Having obtained permission from both the council and the Bowls Club, we hope this bed, on the way to the sports centre, will be well used by the public. 

We want to show how ground that is otherwise wasted can be used to produce a useful food crop, helping Wellington become more sustainable in its food production.  If you know of any areas you feel could be used for similar purposes around where you live, please get in touch by calling Kate on 01823667170. If you fancy some fruit for your crumble pudding, just help yourself in June, before the birds get it!

... AND IN THE AFTERNOON

We held a seed swap at the Dolphin pub - a great success, with around 60 people dropping in! Many seeds were brought, from flowers and lots of vegetables, including some heritage varieties.  There were also seed potatoes and flower plants, plus full grown bare root apple trees on sale from a local grower.Children made wild flower seed bombs, to be thrown in the next few weeks to increase native flower diversity.  Lots of fun was had> TTW would like to thank everyone who attended and helped us to raise £73 for the Transition Town fund, to help us to put on many more events like this in the future.