Tag Archive for 'growing food'

Waitrose ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme expands across the Bailiwick

April 30th, 2015 by Waitrose

Waitrose will deliver ‘Grow and Sell‘ packs to school children in Alderney, Sark and Herm later this month following strong interest in this scheme from Guernsey schools. The ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme has already given out 37 kits to Guernsey schools. The scheme aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children from across the […]

Alan Titchmarsh speaks about the importance of horticulture

November 26th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Alan Titchmarsh visited Guernsey recently at the invitation of St Sampson’s High School and Le Murier School to spend time with the students and share his knowledge of horticulture and growing plants. “In the summer of 2012 our students achieved fabulous results so we wanted to celebrate their achievement by getting in a high profile […]

We need wholesome, seasonal food, raised organically, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a reverence for the circle of life

November 4th, 2011 by Center Street

Virginia farmer Joel Salatin is a man with a message for all of us in his book, ‘Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World’ published by Center Street and available from Amazon UK. Imagine, four generations of a family living on a farm surrounded by verdant […]

The Ecological Land Co-operative produce ‘Small is Successful’ publication on creating sustainable livelihoods on 10 acres or less

March 30th, 2011 by Ecological Land Co-operative

(Click on publication cover to go to download page of Ecological Land Co-operative) The Ecological Land Co-operative have produced a publication that examines eight smallholdings with land-based businesses on ten acres or less.  The report is available free as a digital file or can be purchased as a hard copy for £5.00. Although the report […]

Smallholders of Guernsey AGM on 15 March 2011

February 19th, 2011 by Events

The Smallholders of Guernsey AGM begins at 7.30 pm on 15 March 2011 at St. Margaret’s Lodge Hotel. From 7 pm Smallholders will be offering samples of their products including pork and apple baps. If you would like to join the Smallholders committee please contact Kevin Driscoll on 07781 101147

The Guernsey Botanical Trust Open Day at the Victorian Garden in Saumarez Park

June 14th, 2010 by Ivan Le Tissier

The Guernsey Botanical Trust (GBT) will hold their 2010 Open Day at their Victorian walled kitchen garden in Saumarez Park on 10 July between 2.30 and 4.30 pm. Click on the link to find the location of the walled garden within Saumarez Park. Images of the 2009 Guernsey Botanical Trust Open Day are on the […]

The Guernsey Botanical Trust presents Guernsey’s first Seed Swap on the 25 April 2010

April 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

 The Guernsey Botanical Trust has organised a seed swap beginning at 10 am on 25 April 2010 in the Victorian walled garden in Saumarez park.. The event will allow participants to exchange traditional varities of vegetable seeds. The Seed Swap will be introduced and explained by Chris Smith of Pennard Plants. Pennard Plants provides […]

Kitchen Garden Masterclass at Victorian Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park on 24 April 2010

April 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Heritage seed and vegetable expert Chris Smith of Pennard Plants will conduct a Kitchen Garden Masterclass in the Victorian Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm on Saturday 24 April 2010. Chris will show you how to plan your garden, prepare the soil, rotate your crops, make your own compost and […]