Chris Martenson’s Crash Course: Peak Oil

 Here is a video of an explanation of peak oil from Chris Martenson’s ‘Crash Course’.  You can visit his website: to view the entire series which discusses how ‘…our economy, energy systems and environment interact — how we got to where we are today, and some reasonable expectations for the future. ‘   


Locally Grown Plants

 Several people have told us about a new enterprise ‘Locally Grown Plants’ which has been set up by David Freeman at the Fruit Farm in Chittering (on the A10 between Ely and Cambridge) and will be open each weekend from now on.   They have a good selection of garden and vegetable plants all sourced from very local nurseries.  The idea is to provide a single outlet for several growers and to easily provide locally grown alternatives to imported garden centre plants.  

Reports are that the plants look good and the prices compare favourably with garden centres for specific things.  He will order anything you want.  Tomato plants will be available before long. 

It is worth supporting as everything is grown VERY locally.

Blossom Walks

What a beautiful day we had on Sunday 18 April for the Blossom Walk.  It truly felt like spring and the flowers on the trees were gorgeous.  Fabiola Blum, Biodiversity Co-ordinator for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Bridget Halford, Landscape Officer and Tree Wardn Co-ordinator, Huntington District Council, led us on the gentle stroll around 60-acre  Heath Fruit Farm, Bluntisham.   It was interesting and informative and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

 Don’t worry if you missed the walk on the 18th because there will be another on the 25th so call today to book a place!!  Bluntisham is only about a 30-minute drive from Ely so get a carload of people and have fun!