Sunday, 18 June 2017

Incredible Edible Chinnor

Announcement of our new project.

Greening Chinnor wish to help increase local food production by encouraging as many people as possible to grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. The aim is to encourage our community to grow ‘food for free’ to be picked by everyone by making use of unloved/unused pieces of land.

The initiative has already started with the Seed and Plant swaps and we would like to introduce community herb beds around the village and encourage sponsorship and community ownership.

The intention is to start small but to scale up the project by looking for small pockets of land where ‘community food’ can be grown and shared and where we will have a sizeable output of crops. We would include elements of learning, growing and sharing. The plan is to eventually have a community orchard and allotment or garden.

This project is open to everyone in the community and we would encourage the collaboration of local groups, churches, schools and businesses in this exciting venture. We are in the early stages of the planning and more details will be announced shortly.

If you know of any small 'unloved' areas or would like to get involved in this exciting project, please contact us at

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Chiltern Society Walk

Alan and Linda will be leading a Chiltern Society Walk on Sunday 25 June

Start at 10:00 am – Finish 1:00 pm latest. Meet at Chinnor Hill at point on the left where footpath Chinnor 31 leaves Chinnor/Sprigs Alley road opposite Drifts House on right (OX39 4BS). This will be an easy 5/6 mile circular walk with some moderate climbs. Approximately 100 yards to be walked on a minor road. Explorer Map 171 GR 757991. Come and enjoy some of the best views in the Chilterns.  Please ensure that you bring your own refreshments as there are no cafes/pubs on route.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Plant & Seed Swap

A huge thank you to everyone that supported our 3rd Seed & Plant Swap that we held at the FoE Giant Swap Shop and Green Event on the 6 May.

We had lots of plant donations with over 600 items coming (and going) - many lettuce, tomatoes and beans.  We are pleased to say that we received £77.50 in donations which was 50% more than last year. This will be put to supporting next years swap.

Any plants that remained at the end of the event were donated to Christian Aid.  

We gave away 32 sunflower plants as part of the Children's Sunflower Growing Competition and look forward to seeing how they have grown at the end of August. Any competition entrants must send a photo of their sunflower together with the measurements of height and sunflower size along with name and age of entrant.