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Sustainable Blewbury

October 3, 2021

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Blewbury Garden Market: Continues at Blewbury service station on Saturday mornings 9.15 to 11.15 until the end of September. If you have surplus fruit, vegetables, flowers, preserves or baked goods for us to sell, bring them along at 9.00 am (you keep 90% of the price). For more information, please contact either Eric (850558 or 07935 232 296) or John (850372 or 07785 364 072).

Apple Juicing: Our remaining public sessions at Blewbury Manor stable will be on 26th September, and 10th and 24th October, from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. Bring washed apples (bad bits removed, but no need to remove cores) and your own clean bottles or containers We can pasteurise the juice so it keeps for up to a year, but if you want to pasteurise (which requires glass screw-top wine or drink bottles), note that this is a slow process, so please arrive well before 3.00 pm. Unpasteurised juice can also be frozen in plastic bottles. If you have too many apples for our public sessions you can HIRE our equipment for £15/day in Blewbury or Upton, £20/day elsewhere. For bookings and/or more information, contact Eric at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or 07935 232 296.

Hedge laying: Will soon be starting up again. We have organised a free training day on 27th September. If you would like to learn the skills of this ancient, traditional, green craft, we will have a trainer for the day (Clive Leeke) and can provide all the necessary tools. If you are interested then contact John Ogden (jogden@blewbury.net or 07785 364 072) for details. Places are limited so please book as soon as you can. Britain’s hedges are a very special feature of our countryside, a vast natural habitat and a vital carbon sink. Hedge laying is the ideal way to strengthen and rejuvenate old hedges.

Talks: We will be running a new series of talks, starting on 18th October with Old House to Eco House: making your historic home more energy efficient. See separate item about our talks in this Bulletin for more details.

Getting involved in Sustainable Blewbury can contribute to the village and its environment. To participate, or to receive our free bi-monthly Newsletter, email us at info@sustainable-blewbury.org.uk or phone 850372.