October Parish article

Coming into the autumn, I suppose that we would mostly associate the humble apple with Somerset, especially with the wonderful drinks it can make and also eating them too! However it is interesting to look back on the origins of apples and how they came to the United Kingdom.

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Blackdown Hills Transition Article July/August 2015

The Blackdown Hills Transition Group held its June AGM to appoint officers, appraise the last year and take a brief look forward. Set up about 6 years ago, we look at sustainability for ourselves and local communities as a response to climate change and depletion of carbon based energy resources.

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March Transition Parish Magazine Article

One of the foundations of the Transition Movement is the fact that as the world supply of oil peaked in the years 2005 – 2008 it will continue to decline with progressively high prices. Yet we are currently experiencing record reductions in the price of oil so what’s going on?

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Salad Days

With 20% of spring rainfall only, the summer of 2011 in the Blackdown Hills cries out for water after another extreme winter. Once again the land transformed from frozen iron to hot and dry.

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Riggles Farmhouse Bean Tale​

The summer of 2010 in the Blackdown Hills was close to drought conditions at times. The land transformed from frozen iron to hot and dry with startling swiftness. Our most resilient, versatile and rewarding bean was the Cherokee Trail of Tears.
 

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