Monthly Archives: March 2016

Breightmet Hub 30th March: Men in Sheds and seed sowing

The first job of the morning before touching on anything on the hub site was to drop off a trailer load of gardening resources at the UCAN centre for our Get growing Breightmet project so that they closer to the … Continue reading

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Breightmet Food Hub: 23rd March

Today has been a real creative and mixed bag kind of work day at the Breightmet Community food growing Hub. Landrover Dave set about cleaning the front of the shipping container getting it ready for its undercoat next week using … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 2016: Week 2

My day began at the New Lane UCAN centre this morning where I unloaded lots of gardening resources from the van, and onto an old DIY store trolley, and into the back Yarden of the UCAN centre. Once unloaded and … Continue reading

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Breightmet Community Food Hub 2016: Week 1

Today has been our second attempt at starting work on the community food growing Hub in Breightmet, I tried to make a start last month but the ground was rock solid with little in the way of give, even my … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 2016: Day 1

And here we are in the spring of 2016, still chilly and unsettled but not so bad that we cant start the third year of our Get growing Breightmet project. For this my first visit to the UCAN centre of … Continue reading

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Living the Bolton Food Economy

For some time now myself and others have been banging on about how it wouldn’t be too difficult to generate a localised food economy for Bolton where food is both grown and eaten locally, creating much needed quality employment and … Continue reading

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Men in Sheds @ Breightmet community growing Hub

There are men in sheds projects popping up all over place in the UK, half a decade ago there were just a handful of these Sheds, now there are over two hundred with more and more opening as the weeks … Continue reading

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