Category Archives: Food

Growing Vegetables with Charles Dowding

Charles Dowding is guest speaker for Grow it Yourself Dorset

Renowned local organic vegetable gardener, teacher and author, Charles Dowding will be the guest speaker at Grow it Yourself Dorset on 7 May. He is an inspiring speaker and immensely knowledgeable vegetable grower, and entry is only £3, so it’s an evening not to be missed if you grow your own food or would like to start. It is also an opportunity to pick up a signed copy of his latest books.

The evening will be at the Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion in Blandford (inside the walled garden by the Post Office), from 7.30-9. For more information see


Big Barn Food Project – Iwerne Minster Village Stores

Big Barn Food Project – Iwerne Minster Village Stores

Weeding Parties at Gold Hill, every Wednesday at 5pm

TUESDAY 13th MARCH Food Event, The Plocks, Blandford

Sunday 4th March, 10am – 2pm, Potato Day at Blandford Museum

Otesha Cycle Tours

Do you want to make the world a better place next summer? Silly question, here’s your chance to become part of a sustainable mobile community. Pedal across the UK visiting schools and youth clubs, organic farms, fascinating sustainability projects and plenty more. Join an inspirational team of other volunteers, excited to share and learn all about environmental and social sustainability. Get skilled up in everything from bike maintenance to consensus decision making and learn lots about sustainable and group living.
This year we’ve got three thrilling tours including Tastetastic! – a three week food-themed extravaganza open to anyone over 18. Totally Coastal and Western Quest will spend six weeks on the road in the classic performing, workshop facilitating and cycling Otesha style (age 18-28). Find out the what, when, where, why, who and how – and apply here.  It’s first come, first served for these tours, so get your application in soon to avoid disappointment!

Tour Liaison Internships

We’re also on the look out for six dedicated, organised, fun-loving tour liaisons.  These fabulous folk will have some extra responsibilities, for things like team dynamics, ensuring performances and workshops are as good as possible, and health and safety.  They’ll also get a couple of weeks’ office experience, helping with some last minute tour planning.  The deadline for this internship is 27th January at 5pm.  Find out more by downloading the Tour Liaison internship description and application form which you can return via email to

Iona Collins
Otesha Project UK
Unit 4 Huguenot Place
17a Heneage Street
London E1 5LN

(+44) 0207 377 2109
Twitter: @oteshauk
Summer 2012 Cycle Tours are go! Apply now for a Western Quest, Totally Coastal adventure, or our all new three week food-themed cycle tour open to anyone over 18, Tastetastic!

The Otesha Project UK is a registered charity (no. 1122181) and a company registered in England (no. 06111803)

How to Feed a Town