Monthly Archives: September 2016

Men in Sheds and Community Growing @ The Hub 28th Sept

A damp start to the morning, autumn is setting in, the plants on the Hub site are beginning to look a little worse for ware, the temperature has dropped, and so we continue our Men in Sheds sessions into another … Continue reading

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The struggle for Community Food

For the best part of a decade we have been struggling to try and get people to grow foods in their gardens and yards, and in this time this objective has been partially achieved in that some the people who … Continue reading

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Men in Sheds and community growing 21st Sept

A very fruitful and interesting day today has been. The morning began with opening up the site and making sure the Men in Sheds had brewing tackle and water, followed by some time spent with local community media CIC thebox.tv … Continue reading

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Breightmet community Hub 2015-2016 a case study

Breightmet Community food growing Hub is situated just off New Lane and is accessed via an estate cut through that people use as a short cut. The site itself around a quarter of an acre in size and is fenced … Continue reading

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Get growing Breightmet project case study 2014-2016

The get growing Breightmet Projects began in the spring of 2013 when Bolton at Home commissioned us to deliver a food growing project to families and individuals living on Greenroyd Avenue in Breightmet. This project was central to both Bolton … Continue reading

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Connecting the Hubs: Men in Sheds away day

Ever since the spring of 2014 we have been working on the development of two community food growing Hubs, one in Farnworth and one in Breightmet. Now that both Hubs are up and fully functioning our next job is to … Continue reading

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Breightmet Hub: Men in Sheds and community growing

Another lovely but close start to the morning weather wise, as I made my pot of tea on my gas stove outside you could sense that today was going to be a scorcher, and indeed it was. A mixed bag … Continue reading

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