Food Foraging Walk and 2 Part Bushcraft Workshop

 

Places are limited. Please email keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk a.s.a.p in order to book your place.

Food Foraging Walk 
£3 Suggested donation 
Sunday 13th May 
Meet @ 2.00pm. Finishes approx 3.30pm. 
Meet on the corner of Walnut Close, Keynsham, BS31 2RP. 
An afternoon walk to identify roots, tubors, plants, leaves, stems, nuts, berries, fruit, mushrooms and ransoms (type of wild onion). From the top of Charlton Rd and across the valley towards Queen Charlton. 
  
2 Part Bushcraft Workshop 
(You need to have completed part 1 in order to participate in part 2) 
£5 per person 
Part 1 – Bends and Hitches 
Friday 18th May 
Doors open 6.30pm for 6.45 start. Finishing approx 9.15pm. 
Meeting @ Community @ 67, 67 Queens Rd, Keynsham, BS31 2NW 
(Last shop in row, nr to Indian takeaway, opposite the Methodist Church) 
‘A 2.5hr indoor evening preparation session to learn the 11 most practical and useful bends and hitches (knots). Including the terminology of understanding rope terms and its uses. This will include the overhand knot, fig of 8, reef knot, clove hitch, rolling hitch, round turn and two half-hitches, fishermans knot, single sheet bend, double sheet bend, timber hitch and a bowline.’ 
 
Part 2 – Bushcraft workshop in Abbots Wood 
Sunday 20th May 
Meet @ 1.30pm. Finishing teatime approx 6pm. 
Meet @ the Holmoak Rd entrance to Abbots woods (next to the childrens park) 
(Directions: Holmoak Rd Gate: Enter Holmoak Rd from Longmeadow Rd at the end closest to Charlton Rd. After turning the corner there is a set of garages to your right. The entrance to the park is at the end of the garages.) 
A halfday outdoor workshop in Abbots wood; including choosing the right spot and building a basic shelter, making cordage out of bark and natural materials, using a flint lighter demo and hopefully a fire stick and fire drill/bow demo 
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the Good Food web-project

The Good Food Creative Web-project
 
In Nov 2011 we hosted a public event ‘Who feeds Keynsham’ to explore ideas around how to make our local food systems more resilient.

Ideas collected at the event suggest that there is a need in Keynsham for:- 1) more education about the issues surrounding good food (climate change, peak oil, health, big business etc) and 2) more signposting/awareness around good foody things happening in Keynsham (e.g. locally produced food, markets, community gardens etc).

Project:
*To create an online web(site/page) etc to;

*Introduce and raise awareness of issues affecting the resilience of our food systems and pose the question ‘what is good food’?

*Celebrate and signpost to all the foody things happening in Keynsham; markets/community projects etc and have a directory of how to find good food locally.

*The web-project could be a combination of text, illustrations, poetry and video/sound interviews with local people involved in local food (such as children from Castle School’s tuck shop, Keynsham’s Girl Guides growing patch, Steve from the Severn Project and Anne Bone from the farmers market etc).

Why?:

This will hopefully make the web-project an interesting thing to read and explore. And people will feel more empowered to make their own decisions about ‘good food’ by understanding the reasons behind what makes food ‘good’ and how they can support their food systems locally in Keynsham.

Contributions needed for project;
-Illustrations
-Music
-Poetry
-Web design
-Text / writers
-Interviews with local bods involved in food, either video or just sound

 This is a joint project with Keynsham’s Creative Enterprise Hub.
 
We are holding an Open meeting for anyone who is interested on;
Monday 23rd April – 10.00am-11.00am – 20 Winscombe Close, BS31 2HR (there will be cake!)
If you are interested but unable to make the meeting please get in touch and we shall add you to our email list to keep you in the loop.

Wellsway Wildflowers

The cornfield annual wildflower seeds have been sown! With the right kind of April sunshine and showers to germinate the seeds before the wind blows them away or the birds eat them we and the bees should be enjoying a lovely sight on the Wellsway Triangle this summer.

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this – I hope we will see lots more bee-friendly plants growing everywhere soon.