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August 2017

This month’s events:

  • Green drinks topic: Trees and climate change

  • join us for the annual tree walk

  • Community allotment update

  • Food festival, and more!

Green drinks topic this month: Trees and and climate change

How did our woodlands evolve? Where did our town and garden trees come from? What will happen to them as the climate changes? Is climate change the biggest threat to our trees? Why are trees important to our future? What trees should we be planting now for tomorrow?
Thursday 7 September, led by Clive Davidson

October green drinks topic:
Running a small market garden
 
– Thursday 5 October, led by Ed Brooks

Both events will be at 7.30pm in the cafe area upstairs at The Station House, opposite Haslemere station. Parking is available behind the building.
* Note this is a new venue for green drinks

Food festival

We will be participating in the Haslemere Food Festival on Lion Green on Saturday 23rd September. Come and try our homemade soup made with vegetables from our allotment, accompanied by a slice a bread from Imbhams Granary.

Tree walk

We will lead a notable trees of the town walk as part of the Haslemere Walking Festival from 10.30am till 12.30pm on Saturday 30th September. For more information contact info@transitionhaslemere.org or call Haslemere Visitor Information Centre on 01428 645425 to book.

Community allotment – summer harvesting now

The allotment is thriving in our usual summer weather of sun interspersed with plenty of rain. These conditions suit some vegetables but not others. We have been harvesting plenty of curly kale, leaf beet, spinach, Swiss chard, parsley, pole beans, snap/mange-tout peas, carrots, beetroot and one cucumber. As the summer crops finish the beds will be cleared and some autumn/winter crops planted. If you like to join our community allotment group please sign up for our TH Allotment Updates here.

Link of the month – Transition Network

Transition Haslemere is part of a wider network of community groups developing local responses to the challenges of climate change and long-term sustainability. You can find out about the history of the movement, its underlying philosophy and what the many other groups worldwide are up to at:

https://transitionnetwork.org/

Tree corner: Cedar of the Lebanon

Cedar of the Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is a majestic evergreen conifer native to the eastern Mediterranean. It was introduced to Britain in the 17th Century and planted in the gardens of many mansions and stately homes. The tree pictured is in Redwood Manor, Tanners Lane, and is recorded as 250 years old. Its sheltered position means that it has survived the weather better than many specimens and is one of the most magnificent and elegant trees in the town. It will be featured in the Notable Trees of Haslemere walk on Saturday 30 September – see above for details.

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