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 managed sites around Breightmet, and today we continued with this, we have had no first frost, which in this part of the UK usually occurs in the first week or October so have purposefully worked with our changing climate from a horticultural perspective as the rule of fixed seasons and durations is altering.

Today’s session was really attended with around seven people attending, we planted on red onion sets and a variety of French Heirloom garlic, we also planted on three blackcurrent cuttings taken from our own home grown stock. It is such a lovely thing to just see people jumping straight into gardenening, everyone had smiles on their faces and there was a lot of conversations and friendly bantor happening as we worked the soil.



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