Monthly Archives: November 2015

Bankfield Community Food growing project

You wouldn’t think that there was much to be excited about in gardening terms on a cold wet winters day, but for us the fact that another food growing site has opened in Bolton and we have been invited to … Continue reading

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Get Growing Breightmet: A year of community Food growing

The get growing Breightmet project begin in February of this year, the aim of the project was to provide resources and support to residents living on the Breightmet estate. From both the perspective of ourselves and Bolton and Home who … Continue reading

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Longsight Lodge Food growing workshop

Today was the first of a few food growing sessions that we are delivering to a sheltered housing community in Bolton. Due to our very mild slide into winter we have continued planting overwinter crops at different Bolton at Home … Continue reading

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Beechcroft community allotments: Growing for uncertain times ahead

Beechcroft community allotment site has raised beds that have either been neglected or given up, so rather than allowing them to go unused we have been clearing the raised beds and planting overwintering crops in them. I began this work … Continue reading

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A New Food Economy for Bolton

We can help people look for work and train people up for jobs until the cows come home and indeed we do by giving millions of pounds of public money to employability training providers, but the fact of the matter … Continue reading

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Willow Hey community food growing project 5th Nov update

We all knew that the weather wasnt going to be great today, but luckily by the time we had all arrived on site the weather was easily bearable and so we set about running round different parts of the site … Continue reading

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Red Lane community allotments update 4th Nov

This morning we worked on the Red Lane community allotment site in Breightmet. Our work consisted of carrying over two large raised beds from the New Lane Hub site and filling them with soil before planting on dozens of overwintering … Continue reading

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