Harvest Share and Apple Juicing Day – Saturday 1st November

margys-apple-treeHarvest Share and Apple Juicing Day

Date: Saturday 1st November
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge.

Come and have fun making delicious apple juice.

Bring spare produce to share, and find something to take home.

Bring spare apples if you have any for juicing – windfalls are fine too. Come also if you don’t have any apples.

  • margys-bottlesBring a couple of bottles to take juice home in.
  • Bring and share lunch too
  • Everyone welcome

More Info: Margy 01384 351414

Organised by Transition Stourbridge & Stourbridge Quakers

Community Gardens Volunteer Morning – Saturday 18th October

IMG_5392Come and see Jasmine Road Community Gardens, Dudley.

Date: Saturday 18th October
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: 23 Jasmine Road, Dudley, DY2 7NL (map)

Help out with general gardening tasks or just come for a visit and share lunch.

  • Bring and Share Lunch
  • Plants available for sale

Jasmine Road Community Gardens are an Organic Garden growing food in the heart of the Dudley Borough. It is open to anyone and run gardening courses. They also provide work experience and employability training to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and unemployed people.

Contact: t.stourbridge@googlemail.com if you have any questions

http://jasmineroadgardens.wordpress.com/ (website)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jasmine-Road-Community-Gardens/635177236548668 (facebook)



River Stour Event – Sunday 19th October

River Stour, The Stour BridgeNext River Stour clean-up event

Date: Sunday 19th October
Time: 10.15 for 10.30 start
Venue: The Stour Bridge (by Fox Removals and Bonded Warehouse)

New Venue:  Bagley Street Car Park

Directions: From the Stourbridge ring road take the Lye road (Birmingham Street). At the first mini roundabout turn left and go down the hill. (At the bottom is the Stour .. invisible!) Start up the hill on the other side and you will see a footpath sign on your right. The carpark is opposite it on the left on the bend.

Please bring gloves if you have them.. or we can supply. Bagley Street area is in urgent need of cleaning up litterwise. We have worked on the river there in the past and still have lots to do in the future in that spot.

Future Dates

Sunday November 16th
Sunday December 7th
Place: The Stour Bridge
Time: As above

We will follow the above calendar IF POSSIBLE! Anyone who went into the river at the last event will be aware of the difficulties with the uneven surface of the river bed. If the river is swollen or turbulent we will let you know of an alternative site for litter picking or balsam bashing!

Last Event

Fabulous weather and a great group of volunteers. Thanks again to Keith for the use of his truly invaluable winch. We really only made a start on the rubbish visible from the bridge .. there’s plenty more to do so we’ll stick with it till it’s done. Thanks also to those who heaved the litter up the slipway, litterpicked or planted up the last bit of the parapet, to Rod and Wayne for storing and carting. And a special thanks to Eden for all her hard work.

Photo Competition

All photos are in now and waiting to be judged by Mr Harcourt of Waitrose who organises Stourbridge In Bloom and supports our events. He has donated the 1st Prize Trophy. We will again produce a calendar in time for Christmas. What a wonderful present! I’ll let you know later how to get hold of one!

Photo of Old Stour Bridge: I’ve just put out an alert to the press in the hope of finding someone who might have an old photo of the last Stour Bridge. If you know of an older person who might have one in their album… we’d love to see it.

GEAR: The more people can bring their own gear, the easier it is for us! So if you are a regular volunteer is it possible Father Christmas might help out here?! Of course we can provide for anyone who needs it.

Hoping for a calm river and a sunny day for the next event. All the best Rosanne

Apple Juicing Days – Autumn 2014

pick applesJoin us for some apple juicing and harvest sharing this Autumn. All welcome


Saturday 11th October from 11am
27 Beale Street, Stourbridge

Wednesday 15th October from 10.30am
Ashfield Market Garden, Sugar Loaf Lane, Iverley, Near Stourbridge, DY10 3PB

Saturday 1st November from 11am
Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge,  DY8 1UR

Please bring:

  • Bring and share lunch items.
  • Any apples if you have spare – windfalls are fine.
  • Chopping boards, aprons and knives if you like
  • A couple of bottles to take juice home.
  • Any spare produce to share

Weather permitting!  Any questions, please email t.stourbridge@gmail.com