Environment-related events coming up …
AUGUST’S THEME ACROSS THE DWT IS: ALLOTMENTS
An allotment is an area of land, leased either from a private or local authority landlord, for the use of growing fruit and vegetables. It is traditionally measured in rods (perches or poles), an old measurement dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. 10 poles is the accepted size of an allotment, the equivalent of 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court.
If you have been inspired by the exhibits at this month’s Worcester Show you may be interested in the allotment communities that are available locally or nationwide. Visit Worcester Allotment Forum on www.worcesterallotments.org.uk
Saturday 11th – 26th August
Kidderminster Arts Festival
Time for the annual celebration of art, music, street theatre and musical heritage in Kidderminster town centre and the local parks. Lasts for 2 weeks. Program available online.
Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August
National Allotment Week
This year’s theme is “Living and Growing” a celebration of all the hard work put in by voluntary association management committees, plot-holder volunteers and councils managing, creating, developing and safeguarding allotment sites.
This year’s theme highlights the importance of growing your own food and the Society would like to see everyone incorporating fruit and vegetable gardening in some way in to their lives; however small. Herbs on a balcony, an apple tree on a patio, strawberries in hanging baskets or tomatoes in a big pot by the back door – ripe and ready to pop in a salad. Growing at home can help people on allotment waiting lists hone their horticultural skills and raises awareness for children of how and where their food is produced.
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th August
International Bat Night
Bat Night has taken place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of August.
Sunday 26 – 31th August
World Water Week
World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2017 World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”