Monthly Archives: April 2014

Get growing Greenroyd: seeds start to germinate!

Today is Thursday the 24th of April and its time to travel up to Breightmet to work with some of the residents on Greenroyd Avenue who are keen to try to grow their own food in their front and back … Continue reading

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Growing clinic @ Beechcroft community allotments

Beechcroft community allotment site is situated in the middle of a Council estate in Darcy Lever in Bolton, the plot holders each have one or two large raised beds in which they grow fruit and vegetables. The site itself is … Continue reading

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Gardening clinic @ Red Lane community allotments

Today is the first in a series of Gardening clinic sessions to be held in Breightmet on a once a month basis.  Four local lads from the estate turned up and tended to their respective raised beds where they are … Continue reading

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Community Roots project update

Ive not touched written base for a while to talk a little about how our Community Roots project is going down on the old tennis courts of Southfields Pub in Great Lever.  Things are pretty much as you would expect … Continue reading

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Get growing Greenroyd: New Shoots

So here we are in week three of the ‘Get Growing Greenroyd’ project in Breightmet Bolton, and today is when things have started to gather a little momentum with the arrival of a delivery of timber for making raised vegetable … Continue reading

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Get growing Great Lever: working with our first growers

Food is our common ground, a universal experience – James Beard During the last few weeks we have been busy looking for local residents who are keen to grow their own food in their gardens and yards, today, April the … Continue reading

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Get growing Greenroyd: Sowing the seeds

“Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.” Michael Pollan Day two of the ‘Get growing Greenroyd’ … Continue reading

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