FREE Growing Herbs Classes & Courses – February / March

herb-gardenEasy to Grow Herbs and their Healing and Culinary use FREE Classes

Wednesday 28th January 10-12pm
Wednesday 18th February 1.30-3pm
Wednesday 4th March 1.30-3pm

Location: Jasmine Road Community Gardens, 23 Jasmine Road, Dudley, DY2 7NL (map).

All classes are FREE and open to all. Contact for more information or to book your class.

FREE 6 week vegetable growing course

Digging The Vegetable GardenGrow Food 4 Life shall be running a FREE 6 week vegetable growing course for complete beginners starting on Wednesday 4th February at 10-12am.

Please contact Jenny for more information or to book your place.

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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

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

Foraging Walk – Saturday 13th Sept

Foraging-WalkAfternoon guided foraging walk round Lickey Hills

Date: Saturday 13th Sept
Time: 2pm – 4pm

Meet: The Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Birmingham, B45 8ER (map) at 2pm

Donation: £3 (suggested)

“I’ll be able to identify sweet chestnuts, bilberries, raspberries and hazelnuts among others there. Information about trees and management of the land, interesting fire lighting material and uses of tree sap”  Owen Raybould

More Info

Coming up…

Date: Saturday 4th October – 7pm

TALK: Wild edibles and ancestral human nutrition: What can it teach us? by Owen Raybould

Where: Quaker Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

FILM: No Impact Man – Saturday 12th July

No Impact Man DocumentaryCan you save the Planet without driving your Family crazy?

Date: Saturday 12th July, 7.30pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)


What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan lived without plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe.

In this sensational and funny story, Beavan and his family found that no-impact living is worthwhile – and richer, fuller, and more satisfying into the bargain

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and Cake!
  • Entry by Donation


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


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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 –

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

Plant Swap – Sunday the 18th May

Plant-SwapCome along to the plant swap or just join us for a cup of tea…

Date: Sunday 18th May,  2pm to 5 pm

Where: Berith Gardens, No. 4  Norton Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 2RT

Bring along any plants to share or give away. e.g. Vegetable Plants: tomatoes,beans, pumpkins, etc. Garden Plants: cuttings, babies.  House plants…anything!

  • Bring any spare plants you have, and choose some to take home.
  • Come along even if you don’t have plants to bring.
  • There will be Refreshments to
  • Somewhere to shelter if we get rained on

Everyone welcome, looking forward to see you there…

Growing in the Park for Well Being – Wollescote Park, Stourbridge

Wollescote-Park-Walled-GardenCome and join us Wednesdays from 10:00 to 1:00 in the beautiful Walled Garden at Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge

  • Learn new skills including growing food crops, caring for plants and how to design a garden
  • Enjoy the health benefits of just being outdoors and getting some (gentle) exercise in the fresh air
  • Watch the seasons change and enjoy the varied wildlife and birds that visit the site
  • Share the company of others as we develop our own part of this historic garden
  • Gain confidence from seeing your ideas become reality as our garden takes shape

Tools and equipment provided but you will need strong shoes or boots (no sandals or trainers please) and a coat. You might like to bring a packed lunch!

Contact: Jill on 01384 442938 or (Dudley Mind) Continue reading “Growing in the Park for Well Being – Wollescote Park, Stourbridge”

Easter Activity Day – Saturday 12th April – Stevens Park, Wollescote


Friends of Wollescote Park Easter Activity Day

Date: Saturday 12th April  (11am to 3pm)

Where: Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge (map)



  • Churches Together Craft Stall
  • Dudley Mind Growing in the Park Stall
  • Historical Society Stall


  • Plant a Sunflower
  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Vegetable Quiz
  • Plant Sale
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Raffle and a tombola

Stevens-Park-Wollescote-Wild-Garden-1Food and Drinks

  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Barbecue

Help and Donations

We will also be holding a raffle and a tombola so if you have any suitable donations that we can use (e.g. unwanted gifts / business donations etc) please contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to arrange a collection. Any businesses donating will get their businesses mentioned on the day.

If you think you can help out on the day or perhaps you are part of a group that would like to be involved, please contact contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to discuss further.

All funds raised will go to the Friends of Wollescote Park to help make the park a place people will enjoy for years to come.

Friends of Stevens Park, Wollescote

Photos of Park