Monthly Archives: August 2014

Get growing Greenroyd 27th August

Its been a mixed bag of work today as is usually the case when the summer begins to leave us and autumn slowly comes towards us. My first job of the day was sowing flat leaf parsley seeds and some … Continue reading

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Growing clinic @ Beechcroft community allotments 23rd August

One of the things that I really love about these community allotment sessions is the keenness and enthusiasm of the growers on the site, it is such a joy to see and pleasure to connect with them when they are … Continue reading

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Growing clinic @ Red Lane community allotments 22nd August

An interesting day at Red Lane community allotment site today, we discussed only growing what you actually like eating so as to reduce waste and eat more of what is good for you, the different times of year for sowing … Continue reading

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Urban Permaculture Chronicles: Soil, seeds and rain

In 1993 I moved into a terraced house in Higher Broughton in my native Salford, it was nothing special, a two up two down with a 16 by 10ft back yard, as basic as you like with a long tenancy … Continue reading

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Get growing Greenroyd 20th August

When I arrived at Greenroyd Avenue this morning, there were a few jobs that needed doing urgently, the raised beds at the Hub house were weeded, tidied up and watered, and the crops from the beds, including courgettes, mange tout, … Continue reading

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A busy day: Community Roots project update and Cawder Walk environmental event

Its been a busy old today today, the morning was spent on our project site and HQ in Great Lever where we planted on some purple kale, and cropped Beetroot, onions, climbing french beans and yes, more courgettes. The beets … Continue reading

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Gardening & well being @ the Courtyard 18th August

Just as we all went out into the Courtyard to begin todays session, the skies opened up and the rain began to fall. Luckily for us Ruth the Chief Executive of Bolton Steps had bought a Gazebo earlier on in … Continue reading

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