Search This Blog

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Celebrate the Bounty with Harvest VegEvent

Following on from the success of the Spring VegEvent held in February, Transition Fordingbridge is running a Harvest VegEvent on September 18th in the Victoria Rooms, Fordingbridge.

The objective is to celebrate the bounty of the season and to help anyone interested to grow, preserve, forage and eat more local produce. The Harvest VegEvent has a full programme kicking off with a talk on foraging at 10.30 am. by Lucy Cowles then at 11.30 am Natasha Moore of Perfect Preserves will demonstrate Pickles, Jams and Chutneys. Charles Dowding, author and commercial grower who was so well received at the Spring event will return at 1.30 pm to talk about extending the cropping season and storing vegetables for Winter consumption.

Throughout the event there will be stands offering relevant goods for sale and also small demonstrations such as apple juicing and seed saving. Emma Cooper, author and Blogger will be running a seed-swap. The only UK supplier of Kilner jar spares will be showing a selection of old preserving jars and selling the parts you need to get your dusty, rusty jars back into service. A number of other local suppliers will be there to show you their products and to answer questions.

Entry is free, however to help cover expenses donations for the talk by Charles Dowding will be welcome, this will be by way of a draw to win £50 worth of Garden Centre vouchers sponsored by Fairweathers of Beaulieu.

The already famous VegEvent stew will be served from 12am so that no one goes hungry during the day and of course there will be yummy cakes too.

No comments:

Post a Comment