Back into action

Dear Transitioners

Back into action after, what we hope was an enjoyable break for you all.  And – the first bit of action is to get gardening, please!  On Sunday 26 September at the Climate Future Festival we will have a stall with information but also a Plant/Seed Swap/Sale. 

Now is a great time to divide up those clumps that have grown too big, and also dig up all those self seeders that you don’t want cluttering up your beds.  Then there’s always seeds to harvest once they have ripened.  The event will be held at the Blestium Street Car Park from 10 till 4.  Apart from visitors we expect a lot of passing trade, and we will need a lot of plants.  Please deliver your donations to our stall on the day, or you can drop them off at my house before then – The Barn, The Burgage, Monmouth NP25 3DP (next door to the front entrance of Monmouth Comprehensive School.  Please give me a ring on 01600 715065 with any queries or if you need plant pots – I have loads to spare.

Our pre-Festival event is Apple Pressing on Sunday 19 September from 10 till 2 at St James Hall, Wyesham.  Bring your washed apples or pears, clean bottles, and walk away with your very own delicious juice.  If you don’t have apples, please come anyway with some bottles as we might have juice to spare.

Charles Emes has created a great ACE Monmouth website with full details of the 81 events planned during the week of 20 to 26 September – films, talks, and a host of events.  Have a look – there is bound to be something that grabs your fancy – starting with the pre-Festival film I Am Greta at the Savoy Theatre this Sunday, 12 September at 4pm – and if you can provide any help with setting up, stewarding, audio etc please follow this link – – password Fe$tiv@l (that’s an L at the end) – to complete the Volunteer Form.

But before that, we have our Members’ Meeting – 7.30 on Tuesday 14 September, at the front of Monmouth Comprehensive School to discuss the Festival, our Apple Pressing events, the Kitchen Garden and wildflower meadow at the school, our Community Orchard on Two River Meadow, Benthyg (Library of Things) and other happenings, and to also have time to talk and catch up – it was so good to have this opportunity at the Bee Festival.  Bring something to sit on, something to drink, and come and join us.  The agenda and notes of our last meeting are below.

So, the dates for your September diaries are:-

I Am Greta – Sunday 12 September, 4pm at the Savoy Theatre
Members’ Meeting – Tuesday 14 September, 7.30 at Monmouth Comprehensive, The Burgage
Apple Pressing – Sunday 19 September, 10 till 2 at St James Hall, Wyesham
Climate Future Festival – 20 to 26 September – see for all the events
Plant/Seed Swap/Sale – Sunday 26 September, 10 till 4 at the Blestium Street Car Park

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Vivien Mitchell