Monthly Archives: July 2016

Breightmet Hub: Men in Sheds and community growing 27th July

After opening up the site and sorting out brewing tackle for the Men in Sheds I had a quick five fruitful five minute meeting at the New Lane UCAN centre before walking the short distance back down to the Hub. … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 26th July

Today was one of those hit and miss days, certainly in terms of the weather, it rained, it stopped, it rained it stopped and so on and so forth. But despite this myself, Urban grower team member Wynn Hutch, and … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub: Men in Sheds and Community Growing 20th July

My mornings work began with the customary walk up to the UCAN centre for water for making brews and plant watering. On the my return to the site many of the Men in Sheds lads had already turned up, great … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet and Beechcroft Community allotments 19th July

From the get go this morning the sun has been shining on full beam, I was even sweating as I was on the way up to Breightmet to begin my days work there. As with last week we are still … Continue reading

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Community gardening and Men in Sheds @ The Hub 13th July

At today’s Men in Sheds session at Breightmet community Hub the lads all got stuck into the gardening aspect of the site, as I have mentioned before the activities are varied at each session, the idea of groups of men … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet 12th July

After having taken a week off work due to gastrointestinal problems its great to be back working and great to be working with our growers in Breightmet whom I have missed despite my short absence. Our work today has consisted … Continue reading

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Introduction to Urban Permaculture @ Willow Hey project

On a once a week basis for the last eighteen months we have been planting, sowing, chopping and clearing the Willow Hey site readying it for the delivery of courses and practical skills workshops for local people to access. After … Continue reading

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