It’s about time we organised some Events & Outings for FLF & Transition Town Farnham to make life more interesting.
We’re a bit late for several local events such as Surrey Wood Fair (8 Oct.) and Blackmoor Apple Day (9 Oct.) but here are some within the coming month, with my annotations below each one about how practical it would be for us to go. Most have web links to more info.
Feel free to suggest other events and support or reject those below.
PLEASE LET ME HAVE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOON
Regards, David Hepper
Sat-Sun 15-16 October 2011
Art and reskilling event very soon.
See this posting on the Transition Town Farnham site.
Sat. 5 November 2011 [sorry! I got the day wrong earlier! It is correct now - Saturday]
This is one of Penney’s activities and very well-organised it looks, too. This year’s will be “bigger and better than last year – with more exhibitors and a clearer structure to the talks.”
Up-to-date info, including the programme of events, is on the Alton Local Energy web site.
Sun. 13 November 2011
Our last trip to Brighton, in January this year, was such a success that we’re going back early to catch the starlings at peak performance (we’re assured by Sue W.)
Before that, we hope to visit Whitehawk Community Allotment in Brighton and find out about the Bike Train scheme. If there are not too many of us, we’ve a contact through Joyce who has built an Eco House at Preston Park. Lunch will be at one of the many vegetarian restaurants in the centre of town.
Sun. 13 November 2011, all day, Farnham Maltings, 01252 745444
“After the great success of glorious food last year, the second Farnham Maltings Food Festival will be held on Sunday 13 November. It will once again transform one of Surrey’s busiest and most historic arts centres into a cavern of culinary delights.” More info…
Sun. 4 December 2011, 10:30 – 14:30 – bring your own lunch – probably at Runfold.
This one is Susie’s suggestion. Learn how to join wood to wood and to walls economically, accurately and reliably; how (and why) to use Pilot holes and Clearance holes; which drills, screws, nails, plugs and other tools to use for which jobs; and why you don’t need a 1000W electric drill for any of this.
The Soil Association is running numerous courses on Vegetable growing and other aspects of growing. The nearest frequently-used venue to us seems to be Stocking Pelham, Hertfordshire, which isn’t ideal but is reachable.
Their web site is easy to navigate. Try starting here.
Sat. 10 December 2011, 13:30 to whenever at Runfold
It’s high time we arranged a celebration for everyone of a successful year for FLF with a Barbecue party and bonfire. Even if you cannot help harvest the winter veg. in the morning, join us from 1.30 for lunch. Details TBA. We need an organiser for this, please, and people to help with the bonfire, cooking etc.
- Wood Bending using Steam – for art, craft and making chairs
- Building a Pizza Oven from clay and bricks – Finn’s suggestion
- Chelsea Physic Garden – an outing to this wonderful, compact showcase garden in central London, full of ideas, for when the warm weather returns – Sarah K.