Monthly Archives: September 2014

Community Roots project update: The end of September

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono The last couple of weeks down at our Community Roots … Continue reading

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Get growing Greenroyd: Seeds and chicken coups

The first hour of today was spent chatting to growers about winter gardening, what to sow, what to harvest and when they can start gardening again in the early spring, such a keen lot they are. After this advice session … Continue reading

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Wild flowers in Bright Meadows: The seeds of health and well being

Our relationship with nature is more one of being than having.  We are nature: we do not have nature.  Steven Harper This piece is a follow-on from the initial post I wrote about the development of wild flower meadows in … Continue reading

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Get growing Greenroyd: The art of street cooking and feeding your neighbours

Today is a day Ive been looking forward to for ages, today is the day that our growers get to cook some of the produce that they have grown, along with some produce that we have bought in. The aims … Continue reading

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Bolton Urban Growers @ Breightmet UCAN centre open day

Today we had a stall outside Breightmet UCAN centre as part of their open day, I had a large table with lots of potted herbs and perennial edibles, lots of back issues of veg growing magazines and thousands of seeds … Continue reading

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Community roots project update: September 16th

Today we continued stacking up branches and logs inside our hugel raised beds in preparation for their soil covering next Tuesday which will arrive on the site from a local gardeners and builders suppliers. It Was also great to catch … Continue reading

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Gardening and wellbeing @ the courtyard: Last session of 2014

‘I don’t know how people deal with their moods when they have no garden, raspberry patch or field to work in. You can take your angers, frustrations, bewilderment’s to the earth, working savagely, working up a sweat and an ache … Continue reading

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