If you eat you’re in – TT AGM

Join us and help grow a community

Our local food and foraging event on Saturday March 14th was well attended.
A good crowd participated in the wild foraging around the town.

We’d like to thank all the local stallholders (see below) who helped make the event a success and our speakers: Nicky Scott and Andy Barron.

If you’d like to get more involved in local food initiatives get in touch with:

Make a note in your diaries … we’re planning a great celebration of local food, getting growing and foraging on Sat. 14th March 2015.

Blackberry pickingThe expert forager and author Chris Holland will be taking us on a short walk around Tavistock, to reveal the abundance on our doorstep. Chris is known for his engaging, lively and interactive walks and talks. There may even be some games along the way! Suitable for all ages. Please bring your children along … so join us for a spot of lunch, check out our local food suppliers, and for the curious and adventurous, Chris will be cooking up some wild food to taste. Set forth on a foraging adventure, if you wish, and then back for tea and cake.

Inspiring Nicky Scott from Chagford will be joining us to talk about getting our composting right.

Love Food Hate Waste‘s Andy Barron will be sharing the latest ideas on what to do with surplus food … and perhaps how to avoid it in the first place!

The Transition Tavistock short AGM will kick off at 15:45, followed by a lively discussion and presentation of our achievements and plans …

A market place of local suppliers and experts from 12:30 (see list below) …

And lots of activities for the children, in our children’s corner (see list below) …

So come and join us:

  • 14th March 2015, 12:30 to 16:00
  • The Parish Rooms, Plymouth Road, Tavistock
    • Delicious lunches and refreshments available from 12:30

There is a small charge for the Foraging walk. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are £4.00 per adult in advance, children free (with accompanying adult); £5.00 on the door.
Contact Sue Hepworth on 01822 820345 or email sue@bushpark.co.uk to reserve spaces.
Tickets will be available from Roots & Vines, Payless and other outlets in Tavistock

What’s happening when?

12:30               — Market place open with local suppliers and experts until 16:30
12:30 to 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 to 15:00 – Foraging walk with Chris Holland– ticket required
15:00 to 16:00 – Afternoon tea
              15:00 to 15:15 – Making your food budget go furtherAndy Barron
              15:15 to 15:45 – Perfect compost made easyNicky Scott … read his bio here
              15:45 to 16:00 – Transition Tavistock (TT) AGM
16:00 to 16:15 –TT in 15 minutes!

Local suppliers and experts exhibiting include:

  • Cakes Bakes & Shakes
  • Caradon Orchard Group
  • Curworthy Cheese
  • Devon Community Composting Network
  • Eastcott Vineyard
  • Endsleigh Gardens
  • Laurel Farm Herbs
  • Love Food, Hate Waste
  • Lydford Farm Shop
  • Roots & Vines
  • Tavistock Food Bank
  • Tavy Ales

and our own:

  • Local Economic Blueprint
  • Roots to Transition
  • Tamar Energy Community

Children’s Activities

  • A Treasure hunt
  • Plant some seeds that grow faster than you do!
  • Crystallise a primrose for an Easter cake decoration
  • Guess the number of seeds in three Cox’s Orange Pippins
  • Colouring!