This Saturday 21 April we need to pot these:
We have about 800 tomato plants. We are starting at 1pm on Saturday in Abbey Road and hope to finish by 5pm. We also need about 200 more pots. If you have 10cm (3 1/2 inch) pots that is ideal we don’t lreally want ones much larger than that.
If you can help please contact Alex at SusWoT email firstname.lastname@example.org
SusWoT held a first trial litter pick in March. Eight people took part and collected about
12 bags of rubbish. For our first go at this we decided to tackle the footpaths of Westbury-on-Trym. Hopefully they will look a bit better for a few months,
Bristol Waste have the contract for keeping Bristol Clean and have provided great support. They lent us all the equipment we needed and collected the bagged waste and recycling from around the village.
We plan to have litter pick on the last Sunday of every month. if you want to help email SusWoT.
SusWoT have linked up with a local organisation called CHEESE. http://www.cheeseproject.co.uk/
CHEESE will make a video showing the heat loss, using thermal imaging cameras, in your home and give advice on how to improve things.
Mike Andrews of CHEESE came to our Christmas drinks at the Victoria and briefly explained what CHEESE did. Mike Crabbe and Alex Dunn from SusWoT met Mike to discuss how SusWoT and CHEESE could work together to help people in Westbury on Trym save energy and hence money.
The first stage of this collaboration will be two open meetings at the Victoria, Chock Lane on Thursday 23 February and Thursday 2 March at 8pm. You are invited to come to either or both of these meetings.
At the meeting on 23 February Mike Andrews and a colleague will be showing off the equipment they use to show where properties lose heat and explaining how the survey process works. There is a link to a video of this process below.
At the meeting on 2 March SusWoT will explain to SusWotters how the process survey works and discuss how SusWoT can promote the surveys and develop a plan for energy saving work to be organised. Mike Andrews wont be at this meeting but we hope a representative of CHEESE will be there.
At both meetings you will be able to sign up for a survey. You can also sign up to have the survey through the Cheese website .
Cheese would like to sign up 10 people to have a survey on their home. These surveys need to take place before Easter 2017, as after that it will be too warm to do a survey effectively. So far one person from the Christmas meeting has already booked a survey.
Video of the Survey Process: (Password is cheese)
This video is quite old 2015 and more modern kit is being used now, but it does give an excellent idea of how the survey works.
I think this project offers us a great opportunity to help Westbury households reduce their energy consumption so saving money in a practical doable way.
If you are unable to come to the meetings you can signup for a survey here.
We aim to help local people start to grow their own. We have been doing this since 2011. We try to get people started by providing plants that are ready to be grown on. We started with tomatoes about 1500 of them! And have since moved on to about a dozen different vegetables.
WHAT WE OFFER
In 2016 we expect to offer the follwoing plants:
- Tomatoes various varieties
- Beans, french, runner, borlotti
- Squash, butternut
- Herbs, coriander, parsley and others
And the following seeds:
- Luttuce, various
- beans as above and broad
The abaove seeds and plants can be used to enter the Village Show in September.
CAN YOU HELP?
If you would like to help with this project please be in touch. If you have a greenhouse and could spare a little space that would be fantastic.
The first seeds were sown on 16 February, about 200 tomato seeds.
The first are starting to germinate! When they are about 10cm high these plants will be transplanted to their own little pots.
When: Sunday 2 October 2016 12:30 for 1:00 to 3:30pm
Where: At The Scout Hut at the top of Great Brockeridge Westbury-on-Trym
The idea behind this annual social community event is that Matt, a trained ex professional chef, will prepare, cook and serve 50 to 60 inquisitive people a three couse lunch from local season produce. Although the title suggests you have to grow your own food, this is not a pre-requisite for coming to enjoy the three couse meal. We will be selling our well accepted apple juice and you are welcome to bring your own wine.
If you do have s surplus of fruit or vegetables let us know and we may be able to use it.
If you would like to come, or have surplus produce or just want to learn more contact us at: email@example.com .
SusWoT will have a stall at the Community Fair. We will be selling tomato plants and various seeds at low prices to encourage people to grow their own. Tomato plants have been grown from seed and cost 50p each. Varieties available include:
Sungold a cherry tomato
Tumbling Tom for hanging baskets
Beefmaster for beef tomatos.
There may be others.
Seeds will include
Coriander, basil, parsley.
Squash and Pumpkin
We hope to have apple juice available for sale by the bottle too.
The Fair site is flyer is here: Flyer
There will be an open meeting of SusWoT on Thursday 25 February from 8pm at the Post Office Tavern. The aim of the meeting is to come up with practical things we could do in Westbury to reduce Westbury’s impact on the climate. It is likely that this will mean looking for ways that we can reduce the amount of energy that is used by the village.
The proposed format is to work in small groups, and see what ideas people have, and whether those ideas can be turned into practical actions. So it is an opportunity to indulge in some blue sky thinking and then see if there are practical ways to put the ideas into reality.
It may be that any ideas produced will lead to mini projects for us.
It is also about people having an enjoyable evening! We have asked for a space to be reserved fron us at the right hand end of the pub.