Monthly Archives: October 2014

Red Lane community allotments 31st October

When I arrived at the Red Lane site there were already people busy attending their respective beds, and because of the unusually mild weather we have been having all the way through October, you would be forgiven for thinking that … Continue reading

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How we addressed food poverty in 2014

As it has come to the end of the Traditional gardening season of 2014 it seemed appropriate to provide some sort of summery of the people and groups whom we have worked with, interacted, and supported in any way during … Continue reading

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Bolton Urban Growers IT classes @ Great Lever connected

For the last six weeks we have been delivering accredited IT sessions to local community members at the Great Lever Connected centre, you might ask what IT has to do with gardening and food growing, the answer is not a … Continue reading

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Community roots project update: Into the Autumn we go!

And so the seasons have finally moved, a more defined nip in the air since our last visit to the site and definitely a lot more rain, relentless rain! For the last few weeks we have been toing and froing … Continue reading

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Gardening clinic @ Beechcroft Community allotments: 4th October

After almost none stop rain all night, it started again this morning, with no intentions of stopping. Great weather for plants and soil, but not that good if you are trying to garden in it. Never the less I arrived … Continue reading

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Growing clinic @ Red Lane Community allotments: 3rd October

Today at the Red Lane community allotment site the session was divided between giving out overwintering onions and garlic cloves and discussions about growing methods, coppicing, fruit tree grafting and a host of other activities that we plan to do … Continue reading

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Get growing Great Lever: Ibrahim’s Garden

As part of our ‘Get growing Great Lever’ project we have been providing local community members with growing kits and advice about food cultivation, some of our gardeners are complete novices and some have a fair amount of experience, the … Continue reading

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