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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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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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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Breightmet Food Hub and Video update 15th Sept

As we move towards the end of the traditional growing season, jobs on site are really about preparation for next years food growing, today was no exception, we cleared three large raised beds of unwanted plants and weeds like a … Continue reading

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Breightmet Community food Hub: Making, cooking and cropping

Today has been an interesting and fulfilling day. myself and Landrover Dave arrived at the site at around half eight and began putting together raised beds from the timber given to us by Bolton at homes tech services who maintain … Continue reading

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