Sampford Peverell and District Sustainable Villages
Sustainable Villages Sustainable Villages started in 2008 in the village of Sampford Peverell, but it quickly involved people in the villages of Halberton, Uplowman, Holcombe Rogus, Hockworthy and Burlescombe, Huntsham and Clayhanger. We have recently been joined by Uffculme Energy Group.
At first all our efforts were aimed at raising awareness in our communities about global warming and peak oil. We showed films, hosted talks.. and mounted exhibitions…we have had 2 Energy Fairs, a Food Fair and a Make Do and Mend day.
We have also organised visits to renewable energy sites, a landfill site, vegetable gardens and a forest garden.
People now feel the need to learn new skills. Tree pruning, tool sharpening, bicycle maintainance, knitting and patchwork, permaculture and cider making were all popular.
Other activities have been, the establishment of allotments, an annual apple juicing event and equipment to lend to local groups and individuals for juicing, apple tree planting in public places and a monthly on-line freecycle.
Please join us with your ideas and enthusiasm to create a truly sustainable future.
For current events and projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are aiming to run a monthly market at the Methodist Rooms, Sampford Peverell on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am - 12pm. The first one was in March 2012 and was successful. We look forward to future markets.