Downton green group


Looking forward to 2019 ......


Sunday 19 May, 12-4pm

Wildlife in the Moot


Come and discover the varied wildlife and plants in Downton Moot, Moot Lane, SP5 3

Free entry, refreshments, live music

For adults and children

More details to follow


Sunday 10 March, 2-4pm

Seedy Sunday

In Downton Memorial Hall, The Borough, SP5 3NB



2018


Friday 2nd November


'Before the Flood'

This film, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio  looks at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.  With stunning camera work, its DiCaprio putting himself in a position to be embarrassed as a fossil fuel hogging American that makes this film so powerful and so different from other documentaries about global warming.


We presented this film in conjunction with the Downton Society.




Monday 2nd July

Guided Walk and Talk on Swifts

Meet outside the White Horse at 7.30pm weather permitting.  This will be lead by Daniel Kronenberg of SAWS (Salisbury and Wilton Swifts - an outreach project of the Salisbury Secret Garden and also supported by RSPB South Wilts).  He will identify possible nesting sites and suggest ways in which interested individuals might be able to help these amazing birds.

Saturday 30 June 2018

The Sustainable Salisbury

See www.salisburytransitioncity.org





POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW

NEW DATE is Sunday 8 April

Seedy Sunday 16 March 2018, 2-4pm

The Memorial Hall, The Borough, Downton

Our 8th Seedy Sunday!


Despite the new date well over a 100 people came to Seedy Sunday this year.  They brought and swapped seeds (commercial or own) and plants (including vegetable seedlings) or gave a donation if none to swap. Some bought seeds from͚ MoreVeg͛ seed and Bright Seeds companies.  The Garden tool sharpening service did a roaring trade and had to take some of the blunt tools away with them to sharpen later.  Also on sale were pea/bean sticks and other gifts.  Great interest was shown in the 'How to recycle plastics and other products in the garden'.  Another favourite was the opportunity to 'nurdling'.  This seeing how many nurdles (the small discs of bleached plastics found everywhere in our oceans) could be found in half a glass of Lymington sand.  For children there was a quiz and free gifts, as well as being able to read about our local eco primary school with its gold star rating. Our local green spaces area featured the Millennium Green with a scale model which had lots of interest.  Homemade refreshments were enjoyed by all. 










Past Event Photos

October  2017- Bee Friendly Fayre


















March 2017 - Seedy Sunday













October 2016 - Apple Day