Monthly Archives: May 2016

Get growing Breightmet 31st May:

As I sat sipping my morning brew and tugging on a roll up before leaving for Breightmet, I was once again blessed by the lovely weather outside and knew it was going to be a good day. The first and … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub 25th: Men in sheds and community growing

Busy busy busy, that’s what this time of the year is for us community gardeners, and today reflects this. First off was a visit to Wigan College with Bolton at Homes Tony Cottam for a tour of their vertical and … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 24th May: Make hay whilst the sun shines

A great days work today it has to be said, and it wouldn’t have happened in the matter it did without the help from Bolton Urban Growers very own Wynn ‘Firestarter’ Hutch and Alan ‘Mr C’ Chadwick, thanks lads, great … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 23rd May: potting on

Whilst the weather has been largely quite warm despite torrential downpours in-between it makes a lot of sense to intensify our work and get as many seeds into the ground, pots and seed trays as we can during the next … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub: Men in Sheds and sow and grow

An eventful day at Breightmet community food growing Hub today, the men in sheds session began working on a canopy that slots into the entrance side of the shipping container, this extends the workspace when its raining, and provides a … Continue reading

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How can you cook when you ain’t got no pans!

Some of the folk ain’t got no pans to cook their food, some ain’t got gas to rest imaginary pans on, some ain’t got cookers to switch on the gas that was cut off last month. Up stepped the microwave … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 17th May: Growing in the Hood

Just to be clear about this food growing project for anyone who has not followed its path over the last year or so. The project itself is situated in an area that is classified as a food desert, there is … Continue reading

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