Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Woodland Fayre

The plans for our Woodland Fayre are going well and we have had a tremendous response from individuals and companies that we have approached, for support, in one way or another.

For visitors, the day will start at 11 o'clock. There will be plenty to see and buy, in and around the Village Hall and Buckle's Wood. You will be amazed to discover that being green covers such a wide range of activities.

There will be a BIG ECO-RAFFLE.
Games and prizes
Locally grown strawberries for summery refreshments.
Examples of solar technology.
Chickens and eggs.

While the Steering Group is busy adding to this list, our bit of hedge laying is busy recovering from its experience!

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Progress Report

The preparations for our Woodland Fayre are growing apace, with offers of support arriving nearly every day, from people and companies that want to get involved. Green living and taking care of our environment is such a vast topic!
To date, here are some of the things that you will be able to see and buy.
  • Wild flower and tree growers.
  • Sustainable uses of wood. (wood burning stoves, wood turning and carving)
  • Bags of compost to buy and win.
  • Gifts of goodies from Ecover (UK) ltd and James White Drinks Ltd.
  • Home made produce from the WI.
  • A barbecue using locally sourced meat.

Saturday, 12 May 2007

A gift of little oaks

Earlier this year, the Green Light Trust advised all woodland groups that the Dedham Vale Project had Surplus Oak saplings to give away. After one or two phone calls, Richard Parmee delivered a very generous bundle of 100+ trees, fifty of which were planted by the school, before the dry weather set in.
The rest are heeled in and doing very well at the edge of our veggie patch and will be included in our last planting session in November.
Thank you GLT for sending us details of this offer and a special thanks to Richard for delivering the trees ~~ the elms on the way into Elmsett from Ipswich, look great with their new growth of leaves.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Our Summer Woodland Fayre

We shall be holding a Woodland Fayre on Saturday 21st July.

EGGS has asked everyone at Elmsett School to help make this event a fun day out with an eco-friendly theme - a celebration of green living!

There will be a barbecue, stalls, refreshments, prizes, demonstrations of basket weaving and wood carving, and lots more. If the weather is good, we shall spread out into Buckle's Wood, amongst the newly planted trees.

We would like to hear from people or companies that make or sell environmentally friendly products and would like to be part of our day. Just leave your details and we shall get back to you!