Ashtead Village Day 2011

 

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We had a very successful day on Saturday, we were blessed with a georgous sunny day!

The bike powered smoothie maker was very popular. We were demonstrating just how much energy is required to power a blender and how much we take for granted being able to flick a switch. The strawberry smoothies were delicious, even Chris Grayling got on the bike to have a go!

Jane brought along her four chickens, and talked to lots of people who are keen to keep them. We were selling local Ashtead honey, and anwered questions about why our local bee keepers need more suitable gardens for  ‘beehive hosting’   The low energy light bulb library was on show, which we loan out so you can try out all the various different types of bulbs in your fittings at home.

We had a display about the ‘Village Vegetables’ which have now expanded to include the long bed along the front of the Tesco’s site. There are already some ripe strawberries in some of the planters, if they haven’t been picked already get up to The Street quickly as its first come first served! Don’t forget to wash anything you pick before eating. We don’t use any chemicals but it is a main road.

We have been asked to plant up the four planters in Craddocks Parade, so keep an eye out for more ‘Village Veg’!