February 2019 (then every other month)
Saturday 16th February, 10am-12pm
Baptist Church Hall, South Street
Members of the public can bring items for repair, free of charge, by a panel of volunteer menders: textiles, electrical items, bikes, tool sharpening, small furniture, garden tools. Learn and share skills! Donations welcome!
Saturday 5th January, 10am and 12 noon Community Gardening Session
Community Gardening Session,
5th Jan 2019
This month, join us at the start of an exciting new project! We have permission to plant more edible fruit and nut trees and bushes in a new area - and it’s the biggest project so far - on nearly an acre site! We will be working with the Somerset Rural Youth Project and the Youth Centre, and the field is a blank canvas at the moment. Come along this month to have input from the start in what we do there. We really need new volunteers to be able to see the dream become a reality, so please join us and help us make this happen.
10am - meet on site at the bottom of Dobree Park near the railway line. We will bring surveying equipment to measure the plot, and need help doing this. We can also discuss ideas and start to formulate a plan. Postcode either via Dobree Park TA21 9RT, or walking access via Greenway road TA21 9DE.
12 noon - meet at the Dolphin Pub, in the room upstairs. We can create a wish list, and start to sketch out a plan on big paper!
Community Tree Planting
11am, Saturday 8th December
Post Close, just off Barn Meads Road, TA21 9AN
Tree Planting of Post Close Community Orchard
11am, Saturday 8th December
Post Close, just off Barn Meads Road, TA21 9AN
Everyone is invited to come and help plant fruit trees at Wellington’s newest community orchard. Organised between TTW’s Sustainable Food Group and the residents surrounding the site, this allotment size patch of ground will soon be a productive and beautiful space, with three apple trees (Egremont Russet, Fortune and James Grieve), two sweet cherries (Regina and Kordia), two plums (Victoria and Czar) and a Conference pear. They will take 2-3 years before they are likely to bear any fruit, however they will provide a free resource for Wellington residents to pick from in the future.
Why not come along with your children, so they can help plant the trees, and see the trees at the start of their long and productive life. It will be a joy to see these trees grow, blossom and bear fruit.
We will provide tools etc. Parking limited, so walking or cycling is advised.
Transition Town Wellington (TTW)
Date: On the second Monday of each month
Where: Life Central Rooms
(above “The Iron Duke” – go in the white door to the left of the round commemorative plaque on the wall, and up the stairs)
TTW Food Group
Date: On the first Wednesday of each month
Where: Dolphin Pub, Waterloo Road
Wellington Local Exchange and Trading System (LETS)
Date: On the first Saturday of each month
Where: Friends Meeting House, High Street
Wellington Farmers' Market
Date: First and third Saturday of each month,
Where: High Street and Wellington Community Centre, White Hart Lane
Community Gardening Session
Date: Friday 1st June
Meet at the 2nd Rugby Pitch, where there are 12 cherry trees. You can access by going down the steps round the back of the bandstand in the park, then turning right and through the gate. Trees are along the wall to the right. Volunteers wanted, no experience needed. Bring gardening gloves/ tools if you have them, however some will be available to borrow. We need to check on the trees, do some summer pruning, and have some signs to put up, plus any other maintenance of trees and bushes at the community woodland if we have time left
FREE TALK ON HOW TO GROW VEGETABLES
Date: Wednesday 21st February
Where: Methodist Church.
The talks are back! After a years break, The Sustainable Food Group is holding free talks on how to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers for cutting, organically and in a range of conditions. So if you have a garden or allotment, a private or community space, tubs on a patio or soil, a shady or sunny spot, and would be interested in growing something productive, why not come along.
This year the first two talks will be held downstairs at the Methodist church, in one of the rooms on the left, accessible for wheelchairs. Children are welcome. The talks are casual and chatty, but we will cover a lot of information, backed up with written notes you can take away for £1. You will be able to ask questions, and input of everyone's experiences is encouraged. The talks are aimed at beginners, so if you have never grown a thing before, please come along, and we will help you have success in growing in your first year. If you have grown things before, there is always new knowledge to be gained from talking to others and sharing experiences.
The next talk will be Wednesday 21st March, 6.30-8pm, the summer and autumn dates are still TBC. You can come to all 4 talks or just some, each talk covers topics relevant to the time of year.
Practical Gardening Session
Where: Bulford Community Herb Bed (TA21 8DA)
When: Saturday 24th February 10.30 am
We are going to be weeding the community herb bed, which consists of rosemary, lavender, thyme and chives, and topping up the bark chippings. It shouldn't take too long if we have lots of people to help, so it would be lovely to see you there! If you would like to help, simply turn up, with trowel, gloves and kneeler pad if you have them; if you don't, you can borrow some. If you are unsure on the location, it is at Mount Pleasant, Wellington TA21 8DA, on the corner near the school playing fields. It would be lovely to meet new people who might be interested in community gardening.
Saturday 3rd March 10-12am.
LETS market (Local Exchange Trading System)
1st Saturday of every month, held at the friends meeting house, which is down the passageway to the right hand side of the one stop/post office on the high street, Wellington.
You can buy home made items such as crafts and jam etc, in exchange for either money, or our local currency "tones". There is a TTW stall there, selling donated brick a brak etc which raises funds for the food group events. Members of the public are welcome, and anyone is interested in joining please phone Kate on 01823 667170.
Saturday 3rd March 10.30am
Learn how to make wax cloths
These are waxed fabric pieces that can be used as a substitute to cling film in the kitchen, to wrap around the top of bowls and containers, or to wrap food up in. After use, you can simply clean them by wiping with soapy water, and reuse.
Andi has some ingredients and has experimented in the best way to make them. She found ironing them to be really successful, and using "fat quarters" of cotton like that found at Dotty Dolly's. We have an idea for the future to sell a kit and instructions at the LETS market, by dividing up the wax into the right amounts, along with 3 different sized pieces of fabric. Andi is going to hold a practical session showing how to make these, on Saturday 3rd March 10.30am at Val's house- space is limited, so please contact Val on email@example.com if you would like to join us in learning how to make them.
Wednesday 7th March 7.30-9pm
Sustainable Food Group meeting
Meet in the bar of the Dolphin pub- Waterloo Road Wellington- everyone welcome.
37, Waterloo Road TA21 8JQ
Monday 12th March 7.30-9pm
Core Group Meeting
The meeting has changed venue, to "Life Central Rooms". (Above “The Iron Duke” – go in the white door to the left of the round commemorative plaque on the wall, and up the stairs. TA21 8LS)
Wednesday 21st March 6.30-8pm
Free Talk on How to Grow Vegetables
at the Methodist church, 45, Waterloo Road TA21 8JQ
The next instalment in the series of 4 free veg talks throughout the year, is the late spring talk, which is always held before Easter, to help you get prepared for planting in this most conveniently timed holiday. If you were unable to come to the first talk, you will still find a benefit of coming to this one, as we will be tackling all sorts of fruit and veg; their growing conditions, when to plant them out, and any pests and diseases you will have to protect them from....and how! We aim to help you get success in your first year, by sorting through all the huge amount of information out there, and getting down to what is important! Although aimed at beginners, more experienced gardeners are also welcome, as we often learn from discussing things with other people.