A Talk: Wild life..Plant life.. Farms – Can they thrive together?

Tuesday 24th May  7.00 for 7.15pm  Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, Broad St, Lyme Regis

Laura Williams & Paul Butter  
from In My Back Yard, Bulstone Springs Farm & Axe Vale Conservation Society.
Our speakers will discuss the impacts of farming practices on wildlife, plant life and soil & how to support local ecologies and ethical food production.
FREE… All welcome… Refreshments available.
For more information enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk

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Join in on SATURDAY 21st MAY. 10.00 – 11.30am
Meet at the RNLI shop at the Cobb

We will provide litter pickers, bags and gloves, but we also thought, in order to reduce plastic, we would encourage participants to bring a bucket in which to collect waste. We will then dispose of the rubbish.
If you want to join the Litter Picking WhatsApp group to get news of ad hoc litter picks where a problem is spotted, please email litterpicklyme@gmail.com.

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A garden at the Library?

Calling all children! Plant a sunflower in front of the library. The seedlings are ready. Just choose one and plant it. Certificates will be given and children will be able to visit their plants over the summer. Which one will be the tallest??!!
SATURDAY 7th May. 11.00am-12.30pm
Lyme Regis Library. Silver Street.
Children to be accompanied by an adult.

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Catch up on news of the latest beach clean and litter pick and ‘kicking up a stink about sewage’.
Click here to read

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Sunflowers, litter, events and material – appeal for help

Turn Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis are committed to taking action to address environmental issues and engage more people who care about the place where we live or visit.  Do you want to get involved? If you do, we’ve got plenty of ideas. Click here to read about a great scheme to plant sunflowers; arrangements for the Great Dorset Beach Clean and a call out for donations of fabric to recycle into boomerang bags. We’ve got events to attend and some great talks and visits coming up too

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Join the local litter pick in Lyme on Sunday 3 April. 1000-1130am. Meet at the RNLI shop at the Cobb to collect your litter picker and bag. If you want to come along please email Caroline / Janet on litterpicklyme@gmail.com.
Families welcome; children under 16 do need to be supervised.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves.

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Read about latest on tackling pollution in our River Lim, keep cups survey, meetings with local businesses and other topical issues. Click here.

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NEWSFLASH – February newsletter

Dates coming up fast in February:
Tues 15th ‘Our Farms and Food. Talk & Q&A
Sun 20th Beach Litter Pick
Sun 13th and 27th Apple Tree Pruning Workshop
Wed 9th Closing date for views on oil drilling in Puddletown

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We are hosting an evening with two speakers and Q&A on this topical issue.
OLIVER HEMSLEY (Hollis Mead Farm)
DAN POWELL (Landbase Dorset)
How farms can be adaptable and enhance nature. Plus, a look at the politics of food and farming and the impact of new regulations – ELMS (Environmental Land Management)
Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, top of Broad Street, Lyme Regis 7.00 for 7.15pm
All welcome. FREE. Refreshments available.

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January Newsletter welcomes 2022

Our January newsletter highlights our first ever Seed Swap and plans to make this an annual event. Also the plague of single use cups is debated and a survey for readers on views for refills and keep cups. And the campaign to tackle water pollution is featured – NO MORE POO. Read more here

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SEED SWAP Saturday 29 January 11.30am – 1.00pm

Who? This is Turn Lyme Green’s first seed swap -It’s National Seed Swap Day

What? Bring seeds to share with other gardeners and find ones you would love to plant

Where? The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, at the top of Broad Street, Lyme Regis

Is the event free? Yes! You can come in for free. 

I don’t have seeds to swap, can I still join in? Absolutely! YES!
Everyone has to start somewhere, and we want to get everyone growing

Are the seeds free? Yes! We want as many people as possible to grow food and to get into gardening generally. Money should be no barrier to doing so. 
Seed swaps have arisen to help maintain heritage varieties that might otherwise become unavailable. The aim is to distribute these open-pollinated seeds freely to local gardeners to preserve local and regional varieties and to encourage growers to save seed from them and return with them to the seed swap in the following year.
Any questions?
email enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk

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Bringing some festive cheer – including a picture of our plastic free Christmas tree at the local festival. Also news of the team monitoring pollution in our River Lim and an outline of TLG projects in 2022. Follow this link to read all news

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Follow this link to latest news – including updates on water pollution in our River Lim and the start of a citizen science scheme for testing the water in the coming year.

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FILM SERIES: Protecting our Soil & Seeds

Turn Lyme Green is hosting a series of 3 films during October, November and December on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Curated by Suzy Gallina, the films explore the tragedy of how our soil is being depleted and the need to preserve seeds. 
THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER       ‘The Need To Grow’ follows pioneers of cutting edge technology as they fight to localise sustainable food systems and regenerate Earth’s dying soils. Run time:1 hr 36 min
Entry   FREE
Location   Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church, top of Broad Street 
Time     Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start.       Refreshments available.
Future dates:   11 November – ‘Seed – The Untold Story’
                       9  December – ‘In Our Hands – Seeding Change’

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Warning signs have now been posted by the river to stop people from wading. TLG has put freedom of information questions to SouthWest Water and is writing to both the town and county councils. Also links have been made with a local Rivers Trust to explore how we can undertake our own testing and efforts to find solutions. Please contact us if you want to become part of the ‘citizen science’ testing team. enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk Information in our September newsletter.

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AXMINSTER CHRISTMAS ECO FAIR – calling all exhibitors

Plastic Free Axminster is holding a Christmas Eco Fair on Saturday 27th November in the morning at The Guildhall in Axminster. The organisers are looking for crafters who may be interested in having a table (£10). Hand made silver jewellery, maybe hand-crafted bags – the sort of items that may tempt people to buy presents for Christmas! Please contact @plasticfreeaxminster or Plastic Free Axminster Facebook page

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Great Big Green Week – Lyme Regis open eco homes – 25 and 26 September

Dorset Greener Homes – Owners of over 40 homes across Dorset will showcase how to live with a lower carbon footprint: – some new builds, a few retrofits, and a lot of enthusiasm among the hosts (and visitors we hope). In some cases the low carbon lifestyles are as important as the buildings. An event organised by Dorset Climate Action Network

Three Turn Lyme Green supporters are taking part on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th September. Visit the web site to book the time of your visit. The homes are Shutters, Colway Lane and Anglers in nearby Tytherleigh.

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Great Big Green Week – Bridport Activities – September 18 – 26

A week of special events to get everyone thinking about climate change leading up the COP26

West Dorset Friends of the Earth have organised many events starting on Saturday 18th September – talks, plays, workshops. All details can be found on their web site.

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Great Big Green Week – Festival of the Sea – 25 September

MARINE THEATRE Lyme Regis from 2pm Free event

Turn Lyme Green will have a stand at this event highlighting the damage caused by water pollution and the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to limit the deluge of single use plastic bottles.

Overlooking the sea, this day of eclectic events celebrating the ocean will feature performances and family activities alongside talks from world-leading scientists and local people, brought to life in a famous marine community. Tik-tok shanty sensation The Longest Johns will stage a unique concert. The event includes activities for all the family including the Story Boat Project, a miniature maritime museum, and an arts and crafts workshop.

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Great Dorset Beach Clean @ Lyme Regis

This annual event is on Sunday, 23rd May. 10-11.30am This year you will need to sign up in advance to follow covid advice. Contact Krys Lavery on rnli1824@btinternet.com Have fun and show your love for our beaches.

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