Monthly Archives: September 2015

Breightmet Food Hub: Overwintering crops

As I mentioned in last weeks post the gardening season is coming to an end in some ways, but not here, we already planted over wintering garlic and onions in some of the beds, this week its the turn of … Continue reading

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The Neoliberal Pound shop economy: Modern employment is shit!

Lets be frank and honest about this and make no bones, the work that many people are  expected do to make a living nowadays is utterly meaningless rubbish, devoid of  any well being and tediously benign, and that’s without even … Continue reading

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Willow Hey project: rain plays a merry dance

Isn’t it bloody annoying when one minute its raining, then its stops, then it starts again? Well today has been one of those very days, it was like there was someone in the sky with an on off rain button … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet a day in pictures

Today has been one of those days where I have been all over the show, at meetings, carrying out site visits, allocating work, planting things, working with our growers, having conversations about vertical growing systems, and a host of other … Continue reading

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Breightmet Community Food Hub 22nd Sept

As is always the case this time of the year, the jobs are very bitty, and today was no exception. The morning began with pulling smaller and newer sprouted weeds from some of the raised beds in preparation for the … Continue reading

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Willow Hey project: Palestinian hospitality

An interesting days work on Willow Hey project today. One of the things that our site really needs is a composting toilet, so some of our work today has centred around clearing one of our small site storage buildings in … Continue reading

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Breightmet Community Food Hub: ramping up capacity and production

When I arrived at the UCAN centre in Breightmet this morning the first thing I did was check to the winter edibles that were growing on the shed roof in the Yarden, the seedlings hadn’t put much growth on and … Continue reading

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