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HASLINGDEN market traders are urging shoppers to use the market or risk losing it.
After seeing a drop in trade recently, stallholders at the market in Blackburn Road are worried that they might not be able to stay open.
Rossendale Council tried to encourage new trade into the market earlier in the year by offering half-price rent for new traders, but so far only two new permanent cabins have been taken, meaning a quarter still stand empty.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 26, 2011 at 14:26 — No Comments
My friends on Rossendale online have shared the link to the freecycle service for fruit...check it out !!!
Remember any local fruit or vegetable donations welcome in time for harvest festival on October 2nd...all will then be turned in to delicious dishes to share at a community meal celebrating harvest after completion of the interfaith walk on October 9th . The walk starts from Rawtenstall Bocholt tree…Continue
Added by Caroline Collins on September 23, 2011 at 20:28 — No Comments
After the visit of Mark and Emma from Cowling Allotment Group on Sunday, I popped back up to Whitaker Park to do a bit of weeding in between dodging the rainfall!
The recent inclement weather has meant that opportunities to tend to the garden have been few and far between, and unfortunately, a few weeds have reared their heads. There are also a few plants that have bolted, and, some that need a…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 21, 2011 at 13:29 — No Comments
We have two new 'videos' on the Incredible Edible Rossendale Channel - you can see them both by selecting the YouTube tab at the top of this page.
The videos were created by one of our members, Sue Davies, and incorporate the interviews that BBC Radio Lancashire did with our Patron, Christine Walkden, and, myself following the opening of our Community Gardens on Wednesday 20 July 2011, together with selections of photos which were taken on the…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 21, 2011 at 13:14 — No Comments
I was very pleased to be asked to show Mark and Emma from Cowling Allotment Group our Whitaker Park plot this morning.
Mark and Emma and working hard to develop local allotments in their Parish and came over to look at the brilliant work our volunteers have done, and, also to ask our advice! They even did a bit of weeding whilst they were there and took home some fresh parsley for…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 18, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments
A community harvest service is planned for Sunday October 2nd at St Annes church, Ashworth Rd, Edgeside. With school already doing food growing with key stage 2 the church harvest theme this year links totally to IER aims. Donations of locally vegetables and fruit welcomed and all will then go in to dishes to be served the following weekend following the interfaith Irwell Vale walk. The aim of the event at St Annes is to not only raise awareness of natures abundance but also where others…Continue
Added by Caroline Collins on September 17, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
The good news just keeps on coming!
We are currently negotiating with a private landowner who has agreed to let us use land for planting in a very central position in Bacup town centre!
Again, we'll keep you updated, but, hope to start work within the next couple of months!
Anyone who wants to help, please get in touch.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 6, 2011 at 12:27 — No Comments
Earlier this year we received a donation of 105 saplings from the Woodland Trust which we planted at Edgeside Park and Haslingden Community Link.
More brilliant news is that The Woodland Trust have now confirmed that they will be sending us 420 saplings in November in the 'Wild Harvest' pack which contains sapilngs that can be used for - jams, jellies, chutneys and…Continue
A great article from The Telegraph in 2008 on what you could be planting at this time of year:
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 6, 2011 at 12:20 — No Comments
A great piece in Lancashire Life entitled Rawtenstall's High Street Heroes gives a mention to the Community Gardens at Whitaker Park:
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 5, 2011 at 16:46 — No Comments
....you're in for a big surprise!
Well, maybe not, but, have you been to the Community Garden at Whitaker Park recently?
A few things are starting to be ready for the picking!
The cabbages, albeit a little caterpillar (?) eaten are HUGE and there for the taking. We had some beautiful colcannon last week made with potatoes, and, some accompanied with lovely roasted beetroot, both from our own garden.…Continue