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  • Buckfastleigh Food Festival – Sun 4th October

    Posted on September 7th, 2015 andy No comments

    Buckfastleigh Food Festival 2015…a celebration of local abundance…

    Meet local food growers, producers & distributors and try their produce at the first family friendly Buckfastleigh Food Festival

    Find out more here

  • Community Compost Project meets 21st September

    Posted on September 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    The Town Council Community Composting project meets to discuss the next steps on 21st Sept at 7.15pm at the Town Hall. Nicky Scott from Chagford’s ‘Proper Job’ will be there to give practical advice. Please come along if you would like to get involved…

  • Buck the Trend – Food-share (+AGM) – Friday 4th Sept 7pm

    Posted on August 20th, 2015 andy No comments

    Come and join us at Belinda & Neil’s land in Merrifield Rd (Waycott’s Orchard  here) at 7pm on Friday 4th September, to share food and information about the numerous projects that are going on in town, around a camp-fire (if it’s not raining! Undercover if it is). A good chance to reconnect and make new connections…

    Bring some food and your stories to share. We will also get through the necessary official business of the AGM at the start.

  • Meet the bats at Whitecleave Quarry – Sunday 9th August – 7.30pm

    Posted on July 21st, 2015 andy No comments

    bat diagramMembers of the public have been invited to come and visit the quarry on Sun 9th at 7.30pm to watch and listen to 400 of the very rare Greater Horseshoe bats – the largest population in Western Europe – on their commute through the quarry. Places are limited so you should contact Georgina Gilpin and let her know you if you want to come.

    N.B. This is weather permitting – cold, rain or strong winds may lead to cancellation…

    Find out more details here

  • Community Composting/Recycling Buckfastleigh – Tue 7th July

    Posted on July 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    From October, we will all have to pay Teignbridge Council if we want a green bin – Will people cram stuff into their black bin for land-fill or incineration? Or will they end up fly-tipping?…

    WHAT A WASTE!

    Maybe there’s a better solution… Find out more with:

    • Nicky Scott – of Chagford’s successful ‘Proper Job’ community recycling project &
    • Ben Bryant – Teignbridge District Council’s recycling officer

    Tue 7th July 7.30pm – Buckfastleigh Town Hall

    Click here to download a poster to display…

    Contact Mark Maish: markmaish@buckfastleigh.gov.uk for more info…

  • Meal for All – organised by The Seed – Sat 9th May

    Posted on May 1st, 2015 andy No comments

    …at the Christian Community, 23, Chapel St, Buckfastleigh (upstairs dining hall)
    Great food, live local entertainment, after meal board games, children’s wooden play area.
    How to get involved:
    – Bring and share your home cooked dish or desert (arrive 12.30)
    – or come and help prepare a grand organic soup & learn how to make a fabulous and affordable lentil curry (arrive from 11am)
    – or just turn up and eat the wonderful food at 1pm (£2.50 suggested donation)
    – or come and collect @ 4pm – arrive with a container and we will fill it for you, donation appreciated.
    Chidren under 11, Musicians, Seed volunteers, all eat for FREE
    Our donations go back to the community – Individuals and groups are invited to make a request for funds and diners then vote on which concern should receive the donations collected. All requests to be received by 3pm.

  • Plant/Produce Swap & Sale – Sun 18th May

    Posted on May 1st, 2014 andy No comments

    BTT and Buckfastleigh Primary School are holding a Plant & Produce Swap & Sale at 10am – 2pm on Sunday 18th May at the school.

    Find out more here

  • Ancient Futures – Fri 21st March @Jellyfish

    Posted on March 15th, 2014 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Film Club  presents a screening of…

    Ancient Futures - Learning from LadakhAncient Futures – Learning from Ladakh

    How can we learn about ecological solutions from an ancient culture?

    ‘…forces us to re-examine what we really mean by progress…’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 21st March, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Fri Dec 13th

    Posted on December 7th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend Education group presents a screening of the visually stunning film…

    HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

    ‘A globe-spanning exploration of the planet and an impassioned call to protect it from destruction’

    at 7.15pm on Friday 13th December, at Jellyfish Productions.

    Admission is free, but donations towards the cost of the venue are welcome. More info here

  • ‘The Hunter-Gatherer Way’ – Friday 10th May

    Posted on March 11th, 2013 andy No comments

    Buck the Trend and Buckfastleigh Library invite you to meet the fascinating local Author Ffyona Campbell

    more here: