Sixth Green Fair a Success!

We pressed apples, gave away quinces and created a butterfly tree. Kids helped make our mosaic, petted rabbits and goats and learned about how bees make honey. We had a polar bear, electric bikes and bread tastings. Thank you to everyone who helped make our sixth annual Green Fair on Saturday a success! A special thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors who made the event possible. Greene & Co. very generously sponsored the entire event and allowed us to have the ever-popular farm animals. The Eye Place sponsored our mosaic workshop stall, which created a beautiful Transition Belsize panel, soon to be on display locally!



Abundance Belsize is a go!

This year many of our local trees have good crops of apples, so a couple of fruit picking sessions this week in preparation for our Belsize Green Fair tomorrow have amassed a small shed's worth of fruit. There are plenty of apples we could still pick and there are more juicing sessions planned in Kentish Town and a couple at local schools. If you would like to try some fruit harvesting, or have a new fruit tree we dont know about, please get in touch!

Of butterflies and bees...let us plant a beneficial mini Spring or Summer on your lawn.

As we approach the end of September it's the last chance to be thinking about sowing any lawn seed before the Winter sets in. But why lay just a traditional grass lawn? We would like to urge all of you to turn a section of the lawn over to create a fragrant pollinators Lawn.

Or how about putting in plug plants (through October) to create a mini Spring wildflowering meadow which is mowed in July and November - filled with Cowslip, Oxedaisy, Stitchworts... or  a Summer meadow cut in April and November  - filled with lovely, beneficial flowers such as catsear, ladys bedstraw, meadow vetchling, clovers, scabious...

Need any inspiring ideas for your making your lawn more beneficial...

GIve the team at Of butterflies and bees a call...

Camden in Bloom - Our winning schools.

Yesterday the Transition Belsize Education group picked up the following great awards for several of our school campaigns:

Fitzjohns Primary School - Greenest School in Camden 2012/2013

Fitzjohns Primary School - 1st prize in horticultural/eco links to the curriculum

St Pauls Primary School -2nd best food growing school in Camden.

Premier Inn August update

This month we have sown lettuce, red lettuce, radish and kohlrabi. The new seeds seem to be growing well.Thank goodness (possibly Japanese food growing god as well?), we have got nice rain for plants these days.