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25th September - WEA "Swap A Lot's"

The WEA Green Branch presents a calender of food surplus sharing events across Tyneside,

  1. The first one on Sunday27th September at Summerhill Bowling Pavilion and Garden 1-4pm.
  2.  The second one at The Station Masters Garden - at Whitley Bay metro station on Saturday 3rd October 10am-12noon. (Part of their harvest festival which continues till 3pm)
  3.  The third on Saturday October 17th 11-2pm, Community Room, Church of the Holy Nativity, Chapel House, Newcastle
  4.  The fourth Sat Oct 31st at St Joseph’s Community Hall, Blaydon - Part of a recycling event, run by Transition West Gateshead. Check out the WEA link below for times and more info closer to the date.

 Bring surplus produce from your allotment or garden and swop it for something that you don’t have. If you don’t have surplus produce that you have grown, then bake a cake, make some jam, pick some blackberries and bring that to swap instead.

All sorts of things are swappable…

last year people swapped;
Fruit, vegetables, eggs, cut flowers, jam, elderflower cordial, apple juice, homemade cakes or other homemade food, blackberries picked from the hedgerow, seeds to swap, compost, well rotted horse manure!, plant feed from wormeries, honey, even cleaned out jam jars - as every jam maker needs jam jars!
Note: If you are bringing home produced food like cakes or jam then please have a quick look at our food safety guidelines at  Don’t worry, they are very easy to follow.

If you really have nothing to swap, come along anyway! For £2 you can buy an some jam from us and have a go at swapping. There will also be tea and coffee, and stalls selling lunch. There will also be tours of the gardens.

All events are free of charge.

19th July - Wanted: Jam Jars & Spare Fruit

Beverley is DESPERATE FOR 1LB (454G) JAM JARS (with lids). She would appreciate 1lb jars only which makes the calculation of finished product and pricing simple! Even if you have only one or two she would be very pleased to receive them. Please leave them on the shelves by the shop.

ALSO, more donations of fruit (which can include anything frozen from last year's crops).

Beverley is making jam for the Moorside Show to be held on 12th September, and she will arrange to collect your kind donations of fruit from the shop during trading hut hours (or another mutually agreeable time) if you could text her or telephone on 07738 833486.

Many thanks to all those who have already kindly given her supplies of jars and fruit. All of the fruit has now been used!

18th July - Wanted: Greenhouse

Wanted - Greenhouse for new allotment holder, either small or medium sized. Please contact Leon on Mobile 07939 000543. Thank you.!