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June 2017

In this month’s newsletter

  • summer barbecue

  • future green drinks topics and events

  • community allotment

  • and more!

Summer BBQ – all welcome

We will be holding our summer barbecue at the National Trust’s Swan Barn Farm, Collards Lane, on Friday July 14th 2017 from 6.30pm. All welcome!
Bring your own food and drink. The National Trust provide the fire and the view, we all provide the conversation. If you missed our green drinks talks, come by and ask questions, or simply enjoy a summer social evening in a lovely setting.

We will also take a stroll to look at our community allotment nearby.
(Note that this is in place of our usual monthly green drinks.)

Trees and market gardening

Future themes for our green drinks are:

Trees and climate change – Thursday 7 September, led by Clive Davidson
Running a small market garden – Thursday 5 October, led by Ed Brooks
Both events will be at 7.30pm at Royal Oak, Critchmere Lane.

Food festival and tree walk

We will be participating in the Haslemere Food Festival on Lion Green on Saturday 23rd September and leading a notable trees of the town walk as part of the Haslemere Walking Festival on Saturday 28th September. More details in future newsletters.

Community allotment – it’s growing season

Would you like to join our community allotment group? Whether you are an old hand at growing vegetables or have no prior experience, we look forward to meeting you! To find out more, please sign up for our TH Allotment Updates here.

Discounted composters

Surrey County Council got in touch with us after our item in last month’s newsletter to point out that they offer discounted compost bins, including Green Johannas and Green Cones, as well as advice on composting on their website at www.recycleforsurrey.org.uk/garden-waste/composting

Link of the month – Paris Agreement

President Trump recently withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement, which brings all nations “into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.” You can find out all about it at:

Tree corner: False acacia

The false acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) is known as the black locust in its native eastern United States, where its vanilla scented, pea type flowers are an important source of nectar for honeybees. Although it does not like shade, it can grow in dry poor soils. Its wood is valued for its hardness, strength and rot resistance, and was important for shipbuilding. Its pinnate leaves (similar to a rowan) fold together in the wet and at night, and there are a pair of thorns at the base of the stalk.

The false acacia in the photo is on the corner of West Street near Waitrose.

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