Following the success of our Invitation to Start a Community Orchard Event last October, the Community Orchard Group would like to invite you to a follow-up Meeting on Monday 30th January, 6.30pm – 7.45pm at Sherborne Abbey Primary School, Lenthay Road, Sherborne. The meeting will provide an opportunity for local residents to further discuss the potential for creating a Community Orchard and how ideas might be taken forward. . . . → Read More: Community Orchard Follow-up Meeting
Always seeking new ways to encourage local, sustainable food initiatives which may benefit the community for years to come, Transition Sherborne have started a Community Orchard Group and are keen to work with local residents who are interested in setting up and running Sherborne’s first community orchard. Whilst searching for a suitable location, we have recently discovered a green space next to the allotments, between South Avenue and Lenthay Close which could prove an ideal site. This area already has some native trees and bushes and could have lots of potential for growing a wide range of delicious edibles! . . . → Read More: Time for a Community Orchard?
How can we create a globally fair community locally in Sherborne?
Following on from the successful Love for the Future Lent study, Sherborne Baptist Church (with the help of Transition Sherborne) will be running an Open Space discussion afternoon at 2pm on Thursday 27th October at the Baptist Church, North Road, Sherborne DT9 3JN. The topic for discussion will be Green or Greed? How can we create a globally fair community locally in Sherborne? It is hoped that a community project will stem from the discussion. All are welcome and refreshments and a crèche facility will be provided. . . . → Read More: Green or Greed
Tuesday July 19 7pm. Suggested donation £2.
Our July event is a tour of Geoff’s Amazing Permaculture Allotment. Geoff only recently took on his allotment and with little previous experience of permaculture has managed to create a very unique and productive patch. Permaculture is a design process that can be applied to farming/growing that works in harmony with nature rather than against it. The outcomes tend to be higher yield with less work! As well as describing his own allotment Geoff will show us some of the others there, so we can see firsthand the unique environment allotments create. . . . → Read More: Permaculture Allotment Tour
Tue 14 June 2011 7:00pm
Dig Up Sherborne meets again, but this time at the Butterfly House in Castle Gardens. Steve Fry hoped last time to show us some of the larger productive plants available, but due to the impracticality of lugging whole trees to the Zest Café in the back of his car this has had to wait to this month’s talk. Do come and find out more about the sorts of plants you can plant in your garden that are both productive and beautiful. For regular attendees, please note the change of time and venue. . . . → Read More: Productive Planting 2
Castle Gardens have agreed to continue our popular Dig Up Sherborne course with two months on productive planting. This will include loads of information about fruit and nut trees and bushes. The first evening will be on 10th May 2011 at the Zest Cafe, 1 Abbey Road, Sherborne DT9 3LE, starting at 7:45pm. Entrance is £3, which includes tea, coffee and refreshments. . . . → Read More: Productive Planting
Very much an antidote to The Age of Stupid shown in March, InTransition1.0 is a detailed film about the Transition Movement, filmed by those people around the world who have started rebuilding their local economies and communities with creativity, imagination and humour. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun. The 50-minute film will be followed by an open forum to share ideas on how the Transition Movement can benefit Sherborne and the surrounding area. . . . → Read More: The Antidote Film to Age of Stupid: InTransition1.0
The third Dig Up Sherborne evening is on 12th April 2011 at the Zest Cafe, 1 Abbey Road, Sherborne DT9 3LE, starting at 7:45pm. We will again be welcoming Steven Fry from Castle Gardens to provide more insight on growing vegetables. Entrance is £3, which includes tea, coffee and refreshments. . . . → Read More: Dig Up Sherborne
This is a must see film about climate change and the end of cheap oil. The film stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living on his own in 2055 looking at old archive footage and asking why we didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance. It is a film about real people and real situations, such as Al Duvernay who was in the New Orleans flood and worked for an oil company, and Fernand Pareau, an 82 year old mountain guide who explains how he has seen the Mont Blanc glacier recede. . . . → Read More: In memory of Pete Postlethwaite: Age of Stupid
The second Dig Up Sherborne evening is on 8th March 2011 at the Zest Cafe, 1 Abbey Road, Sherborne DT9 3LE, starting at 7:45pm. We will again be welcoming Steven Fry from Castle Gardens, and this time he will be talking us through Choosing What to Grow. Entrance is £3, which includes tea, coffee and refreshments. . . . → Read More: Choose What to Grow