Climate Change Talk and Hungerford Events

Climate Change: what can we do?  What should we do? A talk, followed by a question and answer session, Monday 3 June, 7.30pm, St. Lawrence’s Church, RG17 0JB

Climate change seems to always be in the news these days. The science shows that the world is warming as a result of human activities, there is also increasing evidence of the effects on people and nature, as a result of heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfire. Many people are deeply worried about climate change as recent protests show, but what can we actually do about it?  Can we really make a difference? This talk will give us an overview of the science and some of the solutions, both in terms of what we can do as individuals and collectively.

Dr. Mike Morecroft has spent most of his scientific career doing research on the impacts of climate change on the natural environment. He currently works for the government conservation agency Natural England, is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is also a Hungerford resident and a licensed lay minister at St. Lawrence’s Church.

Free – no ticket required. Wine and refreshments will be served, courtesy of St. Lawrence’s 

Open Garden, Saturday 8 June, 12:00-5pm, Mount Prosperous, Bitham Lane, RG17 0RP (3 miles south of Hungerford). 

This quintessential English garden has not been open to the public for 12 years. The garden was once the home to the 18thcentury agriculturalist Jethro Tull and includes a full-size working model of his seed drill (once shown on the BBC). The garden has herbaceous borders, a pond, cascade, walled rose garden, Italian pool garden, woodland walk, vegetable plot, wildflower meadow, obelisk and pagoda. To celebrate World Gin Day, there will be a gin bar, BBQ, tea room and some craft stalls.

Cost: £8 for Adults, free for children, in aid of Shalbourne Village Hall charity improvements. 

Eco Craft Workshop (as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival), Saturday 6 July, 10:00-12pm, The Croft Field Centre, RG17 0JB

Come and learn how to make eco bricks to keep plastic out of landfill and seed bombs to grow lovely wild flowers in your garden for the bees. Join in these family-friendly environmental activities. All ages welcome. Please bring along clean dry plastic including bottles, scissors and wooden spoons.

Free – no ticket required

Pop-up shop

We are planning our next Pop-up shop and will be in touch to confirm the date soon. Details will also be posted on our Facebook page and website.

Green Drinks

Green Drinks takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, from 8pm, at the John O’Gaunt Pub. It’s a meet up for anyone interested in environmental matters, to have an informal chat over a drink. We’d love to see some new faces.

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