Webbs and Wigglys are teaming up to offer "MILES BETTER" Birdseed....
Here is the News Release from Webbs at Wychbold....
Webbs News Release
Worcestershire gardeners are being encouraged to ‚ÄòBuy British‚Äô to celebrate National Feed the Birds Day on Saturday, 29th October at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.
Customers to the award-winning garden centre will be welcomed by Herefordshire‚Äôs Farmer Phil and the team from Wiggly Wigglers natural garden products firm with his massive Combine Harvester. They will be urging people to think about feeding the birds this winter and giving customers the chance to win a year‚Äôs worth of their British birdseed.
Webbs is the launch venue for Wiggly Wigglers new ‚Äògreener‚Äô initiative for feeding birds with a mix of British only seeds ‚Äì thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Heather Gorringe from the Wiggly Wigglers farm in Blakemere, near Hereford explained, ‚ÄúOur birdseed is locally sourced ‚Äì sown, grown, cleaned and bagged by British farmers. We have 17 acres of sunflowers - the only commercial crop in Herefordshire - and we grow all the wheat for the mix .This enables us to have traceable seed with consistent quality and a unique and genuine story of how the product is produced and farmed, as well as the birds and wildlife which are supported on our farm before the product even gets to the customer.‚Äù
She added, ‚ÄúPeople often think of buying local when it comes to their food and yet with bird food we are shipping product that could be grown here from all over the globe. It's time to think about whether we can source locally. That way we reduce transportation (and therefore carbon), the birds get the benefit in the field (as they always get a feed before it is harvested) the farmer and the countryside end up with diverse crops which is of benefit to them and the environment. ‚Äú
Ed Webb, Executive Chairman of Webbs said, ‚Äú We have a huge amount of interest from our customers on wildlife and feeding the birds particularly, so I‚Äôm sure they will be very keen to find out much more about this new ‚Äòbuy British‚Äô idea from Wiggly Wigglers.‚Äù
Farmer Phil will at Webbs, Wychbold with Team Wiggly on Saturday 29th and Sunday, 30th October 2011 to answer questions and explain their bird feeding concept.
Note to News Editors:
1. For more information please contact Webbs Marketing Dept on 01527 860000 or Helen Griffee, PR, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Find Webbs on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Webbs-Garden-Centres/257930830892801?sk=wall and Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/WebbsGC for regular news and updates
3. For more information about Wiggly Wigglers, please contact Heather Gorringe Tel: 01981 500391 www.wigglywigglers.co.uk
PS: EVEN BETTER: We have made a Hopper for dispensing Birdseed which means that customers can fill and Re PHIL (!) their bucket at Webbs.