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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Willow Hey Community food growing project

There is a small disused allotment site situated in a small woodland on the Borders of Great Lever and Farnworth, over the last few years I have regularly cycled passed the site and wondered why on earth it wasn’t being … 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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Bolton Urban Growers @ Great Lever Connected centre

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if … 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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