River Stour Event – Sunday 29th June

IMG_8334Next River Stour clean-up event

Date: Sunday 29th June, 10.15 for 10.30

Place: Richardson Drive ( Off Wollaston Road), Stourbridge

Directions: Take Harrop way off Richardson Drive. Parking needs to be sensitive as it’s a residential area.

There is some nasty rubbish in the river around the small bridge there and a great deal of Himalayan Balsam which needs to be pulled out (for those who don’t want to get into the river).If you have some favourite gloves please bring them or we can provide.

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive species which is taking over and ousting our native plants (though it’s true the bees do like it.) This is a good time to remove it.

We hope to get back under the bridge at some point before too long to finish the job with the help of ‘The Warrior’!

I understand that the Council may have given the green light for a sign on the Stour Bridge saying River Stour.

All the best,
Rosanne

Plant Sale at Community Garden, Dudley – Saturday 14th June

IMG_5392Plant Sale & Family Fun Day at Hillside Herbs Community Gardens – Dudley

Date: Saturday 14th June, 12 – 4pm
Where: Hillside Herbs Community Gardens, 23 Jasmine Road, Dudley, DY27NL (map).

Buy locally grown plants Vegetable, Bedding, Annuals, Perennials, Basket Plants, Herbs & Compost. Face Painting, Raffle, Kids Crafts, Pond Dipping, Family Cooking, Make a Bug Hotel

Community Food Growing in Dudley

Hillside Herbs is a Community Organic Garden growing food in the heart of the Dudley Borough. It is open to anyone and run growing courses. They provide work experience and employability training to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and the long term unemployed. More…
Contact: 01384 816710 or 07966 700387

Blog: http://hillsideherbs.blogspot.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hillside-Herbs/635177236548668

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Foraging Walk – Saturday 7th June

foragingForaging Walk – ‘Introduction to wild edible plants’ (2 hour walk)

Date: Saturday 7th June, 2.15pm

Meet: Gardner’s Meadow car park, Bewdley (map). Near the entrance to the river footpath at 2.15pm, walk to start at 2.30pm.

Donation: £3 (suggested)

Owen Raybould (who has been to some of our films) is a forager and has offered to guide a foraging walk for Transition Stourbridge.

Here’s the link to his foraging group – http://www.meetup.com/Worcestershire-Foraging-and-Wild-Edibles/

People can bring a camera / notepad if they like. Option of having a drink/food in town at the end of the walk.