The Stretton Biodiversity Group aims to support the conservation of nature in our village and foster a growing interest in the natural world. We help to monitor and improve key local habitats and species, including maintaining native wild flower patches around the village and the Spinney alongside the gated road. These in turn are helping to support native wildlife - from bees to bats and hedgehogs to hawk moths. We also organise community events, talks by experts and visits to interesting habitats.
Over the last year the Biodiversity Group has continued to maintain the wild wildflower areas on the Green opposite the Village Hall. In addition bee friendly flowers and bulbs have been planted around the fruit trees that have been planted in previous years. We have continued to cut the grass on the verge along the gated road and the Dairy Ground Spinney with the hope that more wild flowers will appear.
Stretton-on-Fosse Apple Juice: we have now sold some 500 bottles of our juice this year and made a profit which is being donated to the Playground Fund. All the apples came from the orchards and gardens in the parish.
David Passingham - Chair
Stretton greenfingers gardening club
Membership: £10 per annum, new members welcome. The club programme typically covers 2 talks, 2 non Stretton garden visits, plant sales and 2 walks around Stretton gardens. We also run the Annual Village Show.
Saturday 15th Sept - THE VILLAGE SHOW exhibits from 10am, open to all 2.30pm
Saturday 29th Sept TBA - Visit to Rousham Park and house
Monday 1st Oct 8pm- Village Hall Talk by Julie Ritchie (Hoo Nursery) "Plants in Hot and Cold" £10
Thursday 18th Oct 2.30pm at Pettifers Garden, Lower Wardington, nr Banbury £10 entry (joint with Ilmington Horticultural Society)
Contact Chris Long-Leather 01608 663863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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