Keynsham Voice article, Plot in the Park, Community Energy and Caterpillars


If you happen to be in Memorial Park indulging in some coffee and cake this spring, why not take a look at Transition Keynsham’s plot in the park?

Situated to the side of the café, Keynsham’s Community vegetable plot is an initiative run by Transition Keynsham. On the first Saturday of every month we hold a dig in day from 1030. Everyone is welcome to come along, find out more and get involved.

Transition Keynsham is passionate about getting more people involved in growing their own fruit and veg, and the plot in the park is for all Keynsham’s residents, young and old. You don’t need tools or experience; just bags of enthusiasm.

We grow all sorts of fruit and veg, from raspberries to beans, rainbow chard, leeks and courgettes. We’re keen to encourage pollinating insects too, so look out for our little bee boxes!

Residents are free to plant fruit or veg in the plot, and to help themselves to the harvest once it’s ready – you’ll see a list of what’s available on our noticeboard.

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Why not join us? We look forward to seeing you there!

Transition Keynsham’s been tending our wildflower patch on the junction between the Wellsway and Manor Road. Last summer it looked beautiful, and lots of people stopped to tell us how much they appreciated it as we worked.

We’re very grateful to both B&NES Council and the Keynsham in Bloom Team who ensured that the patch got rotavated this spring. On 22nd March a group of volunteers pulled out weeds, raked the ground and sowed new wildflower seeds. We’re looking forward to another fantastic display this summer.

Our Energy Group is now a fully formed Community Energy Company. Keynsham Community Energy will publicly launch soon, so watch this space for more information about our plans to help Keynsham cut carbon and save money on our energy bills.

And our junior group – Keynsham Caterpillars – is holding a Wild Play at Abbott Woods on 2 April from 1030 and a Pond Dipping morning at Dapps Hill on 8 April from 1030. More details on our Facebook page

Published in Keynsham Voice April 2015,





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