Our 2020 vision for a healthIER wealthIER Rossendale
Our Patron, Christine Walkden, has a new book out that should appeal to all INCREDIBLE's everywhere!
Named 'No-Nonsense Container Gardening' it explains how using containers or pots as a base for your gardening is so versatile - try making an eye-catching design feature by growing herbs in a zinc bucket, growing spring bulbs in a pretty olive oil can on your patio or growing a complete salad in some old tyres. Growing your own containers is both rewarding and…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 3, 2013 at 10:28 — No Comments
It’s almost Xmas time and there seem to be some good looking books around, so, I thought I’d list a few below and do my bit for present ideas!
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - River Cottage Veg Every Day!
Why don't we eat more veg? They're healthy,…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on November 22, 2011 at 13:00 — 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
On July 15th 2011 Christine Walkden, was made a Fellow of Myerscough College in recognition of her substantial achievements as a Horticulturist and Plantswoman, both nationally and internationally, along with her other achievements in the education, training and broadcasting sectors.
And to complete the trio of media news - the opening was also featured on Lancashire Outdoors, hosted by our good friend Stephen Lowe, on Radio Lancashire.
The programme can be listened to for the next 6 days be clicking on the link below:
As if being featured on the BBC wasn't enough, we also had a lovely write up on AboutMyArea!
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on July 25, 2011 at 13:26 — No Comments
We were totally unaware of this until our friends Rossendale.Uk.Com posted this this link on Facebook.
We made it onto Auntie Beeb!
What an INCREDIBLE day!
After a long, long time, we are almost there!
The long awaited 'official' opening of our Gardens is upon us, and, the weather looks as though it's going to be fine!
The event will start at around 10am tomorrow, we have the following stalls from local businesses attending:
The Water Project
Pextenement Cheese Co
Those lovely people at Printing.Com @ Orbital Design have very generously donated a box full of promotional leaflets for the Whitaker Park opening.
The leaflets should be seen all over the Valley soon!
A HUGE thank you to Chris and the team - we think you're INCREDIBLE!
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on July 11, 2011 at 13:10 — No Comments
Have you seen the brilliant article about Whitaker Park on the About My Area wesbite?
Have a look here - http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/site/content.asp?area=268&story=200646
Many thanks to Christine for your continued support!
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on July 8, 2011 at 11:36 — No Comments
With just two and a half weeks left until the official opening of our Whitaker Park garden, we still need some edible fruit/vegetable/herb plants to fill in a few gaps.
Do you have anything you can spare?
If every member gave just one item, we could have almost another 120 plants!! It's that easy!
We would love an established rhubarb plant - we bought some new ones, but unfortunately, they shrivelled away in the recent hot…Continue
Now that the beds are ready, and, the sun is here, there's no excuse for us not to get up along to Whitaker Park and turn the patch into Rossendale's first edible Community Garden and Medicinal Herb Garden.
If you have any surplus edible plants, please, please, please bring them along ANYTIME and plant them! If you want us to collect them from you then just get in touch.
If you were given seeds at the AGM to grow for us, then again, please bring them…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on June 27, 2011 at 12:48 — No Comments
Our very own, Ron Crisp, has had his review of Christine's new book published on Amazon. The review can be seen below:
Christine Walkden is well-known as BBC TV’s ‘One Show’ garden ‘guru’, BBC Radio Four’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ – but in Lancashire mainly as the Patron of the public vegetable-growing project, Incredible Edible Rossendale (IER).
A sensibly-sized 165 pages in semi-hard covers which should wipe clean of compost or garden soil, this…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on April 2, 2011 at 9:59 — No Comments
Christine is well known and respected by the public due to her various TV and radio appearances. Seed companies have reported that sales of vegetable seeds have now outstripped those of flowers. Growing your own vegetables - in your garden, in containers on your patio or even on your window sill - is easy and rewarding. Over 90 colour photographs, many newly commissioned
There is nothing like growing your own vegetables. The excitement of sowing a seed, seeing…
Incredible Edible Rossendale are delighted to confirm that Christine Walkden has agreed to become our Patron offering her support to our project
We are sure you will recognise Christine from her appearances on BBC's Gardeners World, Gardeners Diary and resident gardening expert on The One Show. She has also had two series of Christine's Garden.
Christine was born in nearby Rishton and trained at the Lancashire College of Agriculture and then worked at…Continue