Monthly Archives: July 2014

July Blog: Who says salads are boring?

Edible-flower-salad

A visit to my friend Nigel’s forest garden (see Transition Hythe’s summary) has inspired me to relook at my flower garden in terms of its eating potential. I’ve spotted a few edibles: nasturtiums, day lilies, chives and fennel flowers to mention a few. So out came the secateurs and a tasty and colourful salad (right)…

New Blog: The Organic Gardener

Norman-the-hen

Many Hythe Transition members will have come to know Claudie and her wonderful organic garden in West Hythe through the visits that she has hosted. We’re delighted that she has offered to write a regular blog. Here is an introduction to herself and her garden, then her first blog, looking at this month’s tasks –…

The art and science of forest gardening

Forest-Gardening

The theory and practice of forest gardening was revealed on our Transition Hythe visit to Woodchurch. Owner, Nigel, gave a tour of his two hectare plot, sharing his love and passion for his creation and explaining the ‘seven layers’ idea that underpins this form of cultivation. He then showed how, over a number of years,…

Transition fruit press project

Fruit-press

We have kicked off a project to acquire – and make use of – a fruit press. This would be a great way to make more of the (usually generous) crop of apples and pears on garden fruit trees. We hope this will develop into a regular and popular activity. How can you help? George…

Courses, fruit press, energy efficient homes, next steps…

community-allotment-garden

After a busy, successful set of events within the Hythe Festival, it is a good moment to pause for breath and look at what’s next. First, working with our good friend, Ade Jupp, we are devising a next set of talks. These would take the form of a two-part session, with an initial talk and…