After seeing a garden knitted by members of Transition Stroud’s textile group last summer our outreach person, Amanda, decided she had to have one! A commission was agreed and very recently, after many hours of knitting, sewing, felting and crocheting, she took delivery of the final product.
Made completely of recycled materials, Amanda is expecting the garden to accompany her team of WWOOF ‘reps’ when they visit festivals, shows and events all around the country to promote us. It will brighten up the stall, maintain our green and sustainable image, and be a bit of fun.
The original knitted garden Amanda saw was used to promote an open gardens day in Stroud. We are delighted that WWOOF UK and Transition Stroud have been able to come together and support one another in this way.
A group of six local women volunteered their time to create the garden and WWOOF UK has made a donation of a hundred pounds to Transition Stroud in recognition of their work. Our Transition Stroud ‘willing workers’ were Clare Sheridan, Anne Dole, Anne Wood, Jane Coull, (pictured below from left to right) plus Angie Hill and Ruth Illingsworth. Thank you all very much.
The first outing for the piece will be at the South Downs Green Fair in Hampshire on 8th May 2016. You can find full details of the events we’ll be represented on our events you’ll find us at page. It’s updated regularly so keep checking it for events in your area.