Our 2020 vision for a healthIER wealthIER Rossendale
Added by Ron Crisp on August 31, 2011 at 15:37 — No Comments
I have received some copies of a useful 'Complete Guide to Home Composting' by Pauline Pears and colleagues at the HDRA, and published by Blackwalls and Straight plc - the providers of the LCC-subsidised 'Dalek' bins. It will run under Windows and/or Mac OS9 or OSX, but the short video clips require Flash Player (which you probably have already if you are running one of those systems successfully, or can download free - just 'Google' "Flash Player download".)
Come and join us :)
Added by Peter Weller on August 31, 2011 at 14:27 — No Comments
Two weeks before the official opening of Whitaker Park, the Community Garden had a visit from North West In Bloom who had contacted us after The Woodland Trust had donated 105 saplings to our project earlier this year.
They were very impressed with what we had done, and, showed particular interest to it as a Community project.
The brilliant news is that we have just received confirmation that we will be recognised with an award as part of 'RHS Its…Continue
The One Pot Pledge® is an exciting new grow your own campaign from leading gardening charity Garden Organic.
Their aim is to get 30,000 people who have never grown anything before to give growing a go.
Have a look at their website here - http://www.onepotpledge.org/
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 27, 2011 at 7:53 — No Comments
If you're keeping up with the watering this month you should be harvesting lots of lovely veggies now, and looking forward to more great harvests over the coming weeks.
It's easy to see that brassicas, beans, peas and…Continue
Do you have an area at work that could be used to plant vegetables, fruits or even herbs? We all know that you don’t need a big space.
Wouldn’t it be great to add some work-grown salad to your dinner? If you have an outdoor area, what about strawberries or an apple tree?
This could be a great way to get our project (literally) growing, and, spread the healthy word!
Let us know if you think your Company would be interested and we’ll…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 25, 2011 at 16:13 — No Comments
You don’t need to be green fingered for this one!
Do any of our members have a flair or talent for designing signs?
We need an information sign for the garden at Whitaker Park – maybe containing a picture of several vegetables/fruits and a short description? Our logo, a bit about us, etc..?
Maybe you have your own ideas?
Please let us know if you can help
INCREDIBLE news was received last week when the Heads Up Rossendale scheme based at Stubbylee Greenhouses received £276,000 from The Big Lottery Fund.
This is brilliant news as the Bacup Consortium Trust, which was faced with reduced funding from the borough council earlier this year, can now continue its brilliant work with Souta at the greenhouses.
Read the full story here - …Continue
my dad is convinced that i need a greenhouse to become a proper gardener so we had a go at making a prototype greenhouse using flimsy materials that we can replace with a more solid structure in the spring. …Continue
We are now looking for volunteers to help us start planting locations and sessions in the Stacksteads area!
If you are interested, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can be INCREDIBLE!
I know it sounds like a really cool name for a brass band gig ! Actually Brassica is a group of edible vegetables that includes Broccoli, Kale , Cabbage , Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Swedes, Turnips, Cress, Kohlrabi, Mustard, and Bok Choi.
i have never heard of Kohlrabi…Continue
I drove past the Waterfoot planters on my way to Whitworth the other and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw!
On the way back, I stopped to take photos.
Someone, has completely tidied the existing planets which were very overgrown, and, replaced them with new plants after giving a complete makeover!
I am steaming my first dwarf french beans as I type. Michael popped round for a visit and swapped some Kale seedlings for some of my Lollo rosso and we had a real good chat and I think you maybe hearing more from us in the future!!
Anyway beans should be done and I'm in a rush to try them so I will write more later this week.
Gardening is fun !
After the success of the meeting the other night a few people asked me to post a little tip of the day but since i want to be in the garden more than on the internet i thought i'd make it a tip of the week! a good place to start would be with seeds. we should all be collecting seeds for next year now! all those beautiful flower heads that are all over the valley should be being saved and dried in preparation for next years sowing if we are going to make an…Continue
last week i went on the first part of a two part Permaculture Design course for Sustainable living, it was run from offshoots permaculture project in burnley and i just wanted to share with people on here. The Offshoots project is amazing everyone should go and have a look for a day out. Offshoots is…Continue
The Valley at Work business network has announced the launch of the 2011 Rossendale Business Awards. As a follow up to the Awards run for the first time last year at the Valley at Work Exhibition, they will be held at St. Mary’s Chambers, Rawtenstall on 19th October.
The Awards will celebrate the best in Rossendale business and nominations are now open.
Please nominate us for the Business And The Community section here -…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 3, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments
We have tomatoes at last, well tiny ones at the moment but quite a few, I love tomatoes so I can't wait for them to grow. Our dwarf french beans are doing really well too and I made pea, potatoe and green cabbage curry last week with our peas and although it wasn't very attractive to look at (contents of a babies nappy!!) it tasted great. The lollo rosso are rapidly growing along with the beetroot and carrots and we…Continue
Probably one of the 'sparks' that started the whole Incredible Edible Rossendale idea was Kate Lock, author of 'Confessions of an Eco-Shopper'.
Kate is now part of a fantastic project in the beautiful city of York.
Planet South Bank emerged from the York Green Neighbourhood Challenge, a pilot project undertaken by the Stockholm Environment Institute with the support of the City of York Council and partners, with the aim of helping householders to…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 2, 2011 at 13:38 — No Comments