Climate March London

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29th NOVEMBER 2015:

On this date, a huge protest will be taking place across London on the eve of the crucial Paris climate talks, which will take place from the 30th November to the 12th December.

Around the world, in major cities, people will be coming together to demand that our governments take action to save our beautiful planet. Across the UK, people will be working together to make this the biggest, most poignant demonstration yet, and our unified voice will resonate from London across the globe to call for real action on climate change. See campaigncc.org for more information.

William Tooby from the fold is organising a coach.  Please complete this Google poll to express interest or support for a coach from Malvern, the Fold and Worcester to the London Climate March November 29th.

PS: Some current climate statistics:

  • We have 5x more known fossil fuels in the ground than we can burn and keep within 2degrees
  • $75million /hr spent by fossil fuel industry trying to locate new sources of fossil fuels.
  • 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record with 2014 the previous hottest.
  • 700,000 people die from climate change each year
  • Up to 40m people are climate refugees each year
  • 5m people die from air pollution issues each year

Interested in a crop share partnership between a local grower and consumers?

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Lucy who runs the Care Farm at The Fold, Bransford is applying for a grant to develop it into a community farm in the form of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, a partnership between community members and the Fold Farm in which the rewards, responsibilities and risks of farming are shared.

As a member you would receive a weekly share of the harvest and have the opportunity to get involved.  To help gauge demand please complete this simple questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/A7I86ninPr

For more information on CSA’s see: www.communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk

Abundance Malvern 2015

257111208_58f5b03861_oFor the last few years, volunteers have been picking fruit from tree owners with too much to use, and distributing the fruit to those who can use it, reducing food waste and food miles.

In late summer and autumn, fruit tree owners often have more fruit than they have time to pick, or the capacity to eat. Abundance Malvern was set up a few of years ago to stop this fruit from going to waste. Tree owners donate their fruit, volunteers pick it, and then abundance distribute it to other local people.

This year abundance are looking for more tree owners and volunteers who’d like to stop this fruit from going to waste. If you have a tree with excess fruit or a few hours to spare,  please contact Linda Hirschhorn abundance@malverncommunityforest.org.uk

Dates for volunteers picking this year are 30th August, 6th September, 27th September, 4th October and 11th October, starting at 10am. 

Worcestershire Gleaning Network

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It is here at last! The opportunity to volunteer for gleaning days in Worcestershire and surrounding areas. Growing Worcestershire and Gleaning Network UK have joined forces to create a Worcestershire Gleaning Network. If you would like to occasionally spend a day in the countryside alongside other like minded and friendly people helping to reduce food waste by harvesting surplus fruit and vegetables to pass on to those in need (you also get to take some home for yourself!) then register as a Gleaning Volunteer.
Go to feedbackglobal.org/gleaning-volunteer-form then click on the Worcestershire button.
 
To learn more about the Gleaning movement and why it can make an important contribution to addressing the issues of waste, poverty and social justice visit feedbackglobal.org/campaigns/gleaning-network
 
We hope to arrange some Gleaning Days this Autumn so please let john.rhymer50@gmail.com know if you are aware of any friendly farmers and growers that we might approach.