Monthly Archives: October 2015

Time for a bit of a rant…

This is why I try to use organic cotton when I can… “The World Health Organisation estimates that 20,000 to 40,000 people die from accidental pesticide poisoning each year, most of them in developing countries. It is safe to assume that many of them are cotton farmers. A Pesticide Action Network survey documented 65 deaths in only two districts of Benin during the 2001 cotton growing season; 10 were children under 10.” [quote from the … Continue reading Time for a bit of a rant…

Latest plans

In November, Sue Collins is running a one-off crochet workshop for Transition Stroud. See the details on the Upcoming Events page, and please pass them on to anyone who might be interested. In case anyone is interested, I [Fran] am running two workshops on making marmalade, in January, as part of the same scheme. Leaflets for both are available in the village hall. I don’t have a picture of oranges for marmalade so here is a … Continue reading Latest plans

October News

Today we counted the garments we have made for Dress a Girl. We have made 21 dresses and 3 pairs of shorts – see the dresses on the washing line below. Many have a crocheted bear in the pocket, made by Sue Collins. We have also started making plans for out Skills Share weekend on November 7th and 8th. Kath is going to coordinate the offerings with Sue Kerton and draw up a plan. Outsiders are welcome … Continue reading October News