Monthly Archives: June 2016

Breightmet Hub 29th June: Men in Sheds and community growing

By the time we arrived at Breightmet this morning, this rain was already falling and darker more thicker rain clouds moving towards us. After sorting out brewing stuff for the Men in Sheds session I walked down to the Hub, … Continue reading

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Participant observation: Men in Sheds @ Breightmet Hub

Project back ground The Men in Sheds project at Breightmet Hub site has been running for over three months, the men meet up every Wednesday morning from 10-1pm where they learn a variety of new and traditional skills. The purpose … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 28th June

I arrived at the UCAN centre just after half eight this morning, after a quick brew and a roll up it was out into the alleyway to load up our trusty trolley with tomato and courgette plants, which were then … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 27th June

Due the loss of plants through vandalism at the Breightmet Hub last week I decided to bring some of my own plants from home, so some our growers this year will be growing foods very different to anything that have … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub 22nd June: Men in Sheds and community growing

By the time we arrived at the Hub just before 9am, we were saddened to see that all of seedlings which were quite happily growing on the roof of the steel shipping container had all been thrown off the roof … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 21st June

I cant really bring myself to complain about the weather too much today as it isn’t raining, this is enough for us as community gardeners and means that we can get on with our work to our hearts content without … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub 15th June: Men in Sheds, community growing

The usual start to a Wednesday morning for me, first call up to the UCAN centre to collect as much water as my cart is able to carry, some for watering seedlings and plants, and some for the Men in … Continue reading

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