Our 2020 vision for a healthIER wealthIER Rossendale
We managed to make a great start at the plot at the end of Yorkshire Street Bacup yesterday on the land which was kindly handed over to us by local property owner, Paul McIlroy.
First job was digging over the ground and removing some huge rocks and stones which laid just underneath the surface.…Continue
You might notice a few changes to the website when you log on. A few things have changed position on the 'Home Page', and, the 'Our Friends' section now has its own tab.
I've had to make these amendments (particularly to 'Our Friends') as the Home Page was slowing down a little due to the amount of data being held there. Hopefully, things should be a little quicker now.
As ever, if you'd like to see anything on the site, please let me know. I hope…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 23, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments
Our good friend, and long-time supporter of Incredible Edible Rossendale, Phil Keenan, has written a great article about us on the Food Link Lancashire website.
Read it here - http://tiny.cc/pk6ng
Please also have a look at the Food Link site for lots of interesting and informative news.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 21, 2012 at 13:03 — No Comments
Those wonderful people from Incredible Edible Todmorden will be featured on next weeks edition of Inside Out North West on BBC1 Monday, 27 February to "meet the community using public spaces such as graveyards to grow fruit and veg." Please tune in (or record) and see what an Incredible job they do, and, what we aspire to.…
You are All invited to join Edgeside and District Residents Association and IER celebrate the opening of the new Community Spaces funded childrens playground on March 31st at Edgeside Park, Waterfoot.
Planting of saplings will take place from 11am with programmed events and activities which will include, music, dance, various stalls, Funtastic Inflatable Waterwalkers, Owl and Hedgehog charities, and an Easter nature treasure trail around the park - starting at 12 till…Continue
Added by Caroline Collins on February 15, 2012 at 18:22 — No Comments
Friends of IER might like to take a look at this book, 'The Royal Record of Tree Planting'.
It is a record of all the trees planted to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937. Take a look at page 116 and work your way through 'Lancashire' and you will see lots of tree plantings in familiar places : 14 Sycamores in Stubbylee Park, Bacup; 6 Sycamore in Victoria Park, Haslingden; 6 white Horse-Chestnut on the recreation ground in Chatterton, and 36 white Horse-Chestnut on…Continue
Added by Arlene J Harris on February 14, 2012 at 0:49 — No Comments
Another great set of links from The Woodland Trust!
Whilst not food related, here are six ways to get out into the fresh air during the school holidays
Just click on the pictures for more info:
It may be covered in snow outside, but, that doesn't stop you using your windowsill to get a head start and get growing!
Just look at the peashoots and rocket that Joanna has already grown!…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 10, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Potatoes are easy and satisfying to grow, yielding a good harvest of eagerly awaited tubers below ground. An enormous selection of varieties is available to the gardener to choose from. These vary considerably in shape, size, colour, cooking and eating qualities, as well as resistance to common potato pests and diseases. It is worth trying a range of types to see which best suits your soil, and your tastes. Whatever you choose, grow them organically - and they'll taste even…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 9, 2012 at 12:52 — No Comments
The name of Incredible Edible Rossendale is really getting around the Valley. We have been contacted by several local groups all wanting to know how to get involved. Volunteers asking to start and plant IER plots. Contact from far and wide supporting our group.
I really believe that we can make our mark in 2012 - The Valley Centre, Sharneyford, Whitaker Park, Snig Hole, Edgeside Park, Bacup Centre, Stacksteads Countryside Park, to name a few of…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 7, 2012 at 9:54 — No Comments
We have just welcomed our 150th member to the Forum!
Hello to Irwell Pete!
2012 is an excellent time for families and schools to get involved in a once in a lifetime project and get your name in the history books!
February 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of
Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
The Woodland Trust’s ‘Jubilee Woods’ project is
inviting you, your family and friends across the UK
to join together in planting one million trees for the
Diamond Jubilee in February 2012, as a…