Just a reminder that this month we are encouraging people to go to the Friends of Bowland event tonight, Thursday, at Looking Well, for your Green Cafe fix. Tania St Pierre will be talking about a Buzz in the Meadows bumblebees, wildflowers, pollination from 7.30 – 9.00pm. This is at Looking Well Studios, King St. High Bentham.
Hi everyone – March is a very exciting month for BEST and also for all Bentham folk with unwanted stuff cluttering up their house/garage/shed and also for people who like taking away free stuff and stopping it going to landfill!
Yes folks, it’s Give & Take time again! Please click the link below to download a poster with all the information. Tell all your friends and neighbours too:
And if that’s not enough excitement for you, the Tuesday immediately after the Give & Take weekend is our next Green Cafe with Coffee/Tea & CAKE plus a very interesting topic all about Hay Meadows. Click the link below to download the poster with all the information:
During August and September, BEST members will once again be running Crop Swap Stalls, where you can swap your surplus home produce for something else, or if you haven’t anything to swap and simply want to take home some really fresh Bentham local food, you can make a donation to the Practical Action charity, to support a project using solar power to pump water in arid areas of East Africa. Click here for info about the project.
What might be on the Crop Swap Stalls?
The stall will be on the Main Street near the Post Office, from 9.30 till 11.30 on the following Saturday mornings: 9th and 23rd August, and 6th and 20th September.
This is a comment from Peter Lennard - Don't be shy -
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I live only part time in Low Bentham but was very
pleased to see the arrival/expansion/conversion of
the shop called Antiques into &tiques, selling food.
On checking it out I found that they are selling
organic fruit and veg at very competitive prices
compared to supermarkets, will take orders for
newspapers and also sell nice bread. I compared the
price of their smoked salmon with Sainsbury in
Lancaster. &ntiques price of £2.95 for a pack of
Atlantic Smoked Salmon compared with (best price)
2 for £8 at Sainsbury for factory farmed smoked salmon
(similar weight per pack I think). Of course they
don't do the range that any supermarket can do, but I
look in at the shop first even if I am intending to
go into Lancaster, for instance, and note what I can buy
here on my return. But are people using this shop? Not
many, it seems. Isn't it more environmentally
sustainable to buy locally where possible and only go to
a distant supermarket for things not available locally
for a reasonable price? Is there any way that we can
persuade local people to give it a try?
BEST is launching a Garden Share project this month. We’re basing it on a tried and tested, highly successful scheme running in Lancaster. We aim to find, match and introduce would-be growers to garden owners with gardens they cannot fully use. You can find out more on the Bentham Local Food website.