looking forward to July

Here’s a quick run-through of what’s lined up for July..

July 1st – Amble to Newmills.  With no route needing to be tested for the wild foods course this month, the ‘test stroll’  slot had become a little redundant.  Soo Martin and I thought we’d instead use it as an excuse to go back and enjoy an explore of the Newmills route we missed out on last month.  Expect lots of great views over the city and  surrounding countryside.

ImageJuly 15th – Julys Green Walk – Summer Wilds Foods Course.  Marcus Harrison, one of the UKs leading experts in wild foods will be taking us through some of the tastiest edible goodies to be found in our hedgerows this Summer. Places are limited to 15, £5 each. They’ll go quick so book yours asap!  To get yourself a place, give Kloe a bell on 07512 846 313

green walks in June – what we got up to

Before we leave June behind I thought it might be nice to look back on all that green walks got up to this last month, my goodness its been action-packed! 🙂

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Flower-power jacket – check, Wellies – check. Must be ready for some serious planting!

June 2nd – Planting Party.  Kicked off the month with a Plant your Park planting party. Tracy Wilson, gardening presenter and expert for BBC Radio Cornwall joined local residents on Funiss Island to help us re-home all the gorgeous plants that had been donate by people from all around the city.

June 10th – Test Stroll. Our ‘test stroll’ jumped to the second Sunday because of the Jubilee celebrations.  Martin braved the driving Cornish rain and headed out on a reccie, exploring Newmills as an option for the June walk, managed to make out some nice views through the mist!

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enjoying the view

June 17th – June walk.  This month it was over to you to choose which area of Truro you’d most like to explore for the afternoon.  Idless got the vote!  We enjoyed a lovely  amble out North of the city along some pretty country lanes.  The hedgerows were just dripping in greenery after all the rain  With Martins help we discovered a wonderful viewing point with some cracking views of Idless and beyond..

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spot your plant!

June 16th – PYP Gardening sesh.  Hit Furniss Island with trowels and forks to zap a few weeds and fill the gaps with a few more purposeful plants.  Despite the drizzle a few hardy souls ventured out with plants in tow.  We agreed – there is a certain magic to gardening in the rain, certainly makes you appreciate what the plants go through out there!  Thanks to all who got stuck into PYP in June – all your hard work is really starting to pay off – the plot’s looking great!

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homemade elderflower cordial

 

 

 

June 20th – Festival of Transition.  Green Walks Coordinator – Kloe – challenged herself to ditch high processed foods for 24 hours as part of the Festival of Transition.  Good news – she survived!..in fact she almost enjoyed it and is now trying to embrace low-processed foods as much as possible.  You can catch up on her 24 hour experiment and other ramblings on her blog – alittlegreenshoot.

Pffeww what a month!  Looking forward to more green walks adventures in July 🙂

green walks gets blogging

Welcome to our brand new blog!    This is a fantastic space for keeping up-to-date on all the latest green walks, news and events and sharing your own.  Use the comments boxes for posting ideas and suggestions and sharing your own green walks adventures and experiences!

Also I’d love any feedback about the blog!  Tell me which bits you like, bits you don’t, any things you’d like added or typos you spot so I can start to smoothen any rough edges.

Thanks a mil! 🙂 Kloe