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Welcome to this issue of ‘RURAL POST’ 

This is an e-mail newsletter extension of the RURAL - Jersey Country Life magazine. 
The earlier issues of this newsletter can be viewed at www.ruraljersey.co.uk/rural-post 

 
It is not quite RURAL magazine, but….
… there is always quite a long gap between the quarterly issues of the magazine, so this helps, as best we can, to fill the gap in between.

The Spring 2022 issue of RURAL is readily available in some 300 locations in Jersey. It can also be read digitally at www.ruraljersey.co.uk.  

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

We welcome photographs from readers that illustrate the changing year in agriculture and the countryside. We can credit the photographer or else they can be sent anonymously if preferred.

For the picture of the saplings growing in St Peter, we thank Hannah Voak;
the cows looking over a fence were photographed by Richard Le Sueur.

COMMUNITY

WHAT’S ON IN MAY

From poetry and music to horse racing and guided walks,
there are lots of events happening this month, including celebrations to
mark Jersey’s 77th Liberation Day on 9 May.  
 

Q&A: THE GARDEN REUSE SCHEME SOLVING JERSEY’S ‘POTTY’ WASTE PROBLEM

Over 120,000 plastic plant pots have been saved from the Island’s incinerator thanks to a green reuse initiative with community sharing at its root. 
 

WALK IN THE PARK

Locals and tourists are invited to discover the natural beauty of the
Jersey National Park through a series of expert-guided educational walks during National Walking Month.
 

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

FISHING BANNED IN
JERSEY’S FIRST NO-TAKE ZONE

Fish and shellfish populations are in decline in Jersey but the
Société Jersiaise hopes the introduction of a new no-take zone will
‘turn the tide’ on biodiversity loss.
 

MAY WILD WATCH:
HOW TO REPORT A BEE SWARM

Honey bees can be spotted from spring through to autumn but as we enter the ‘swarming season’, the Jersey Beekeepers’ Association is providing advice to Islanders on what to do if they see a swarm. 
 

JAPANESE KNOTWEED ANALYSIS PROMPTS AWARENESS SEMINARS

A comprehensive assessment of Japanese Knotweed in Jersey has confirmed the presence of the invasive, non-native weed in 270 sites across the Island, prompting a series of free seminars next week.
 

SUSTAINABILITY

THE FUTURE IS HYDROGEN

An environmental campaigner has been on a ‘personal crusade’ to see hydrogen fuel-cell technology introduced to Jersey and Guernsey.
 

SCOOP FARM OPEN DAYS

The Sustainable Cooperative, SCOOP, has launched a series of
Farm Open Days, inviting Islanders to meet some of Jersey’s most invaluable growers and producers.

COMPETITION

The competition to win a £500 Windowmonkey voucher has now closed.
The winner will be announced in the next RURAL POST newsletter.

A new competition will start in June, and details will be in the Summer edition
of RURAL magazine, due to be published early in the month.

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Hannah Voak
Rural Post Editor

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