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It's the Awards season again, and, the last two weeks has seen us acknowledged by three different awards ceremonies!
After overall success in the Business & Community section at the Rossendale Awards last year, we were delighted to get shortlisted to the final contenders yet again! A BIG thank you to everyone that nominated us.
The following day, we were awarded with a Finalist certificate for the Social Enterprise Award for Environmental…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on October 27, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
It's that time again!
Nominations are now open for the Rossendale Awards 2012.
We were amazed last year when we won the award for Community Business, and, would like you to vote for us again by visiting the site here - http://www.r-awards.co.uk/
Not only has our Whitaker Park site won another award at North West In Bloom for the second year running, but, our project has been asked to host the North…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 7, 2012 at 13:21 — No Comments
This weekend is another important occasion for Incredible Edible Rossendale.
On Saturday and Sunday we are planting at the Valley Centre in Rawtenstall town centre. Another great spot for us to plant in a very public area.
The Council have given us a large walled garden, and, the perimeter of a huge meeting area.
In the walled garden we plan to plant fruits – redcurrants, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, rhubarb and strawberries.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 8, 2012 at 12:51 — No Comments
There have certainly been some big changes in the centre of Rawtenstall of late with the demolition of the old Valley Centre.
Council plans for a huge Community area to be built in its place are now coming to fruition, and, Incredible Edible Rossendale have been given a great walled garden area to plant in!
This is a brilliant opportunity to be part of a big change in the centre of Rawtenstall, and of course, further increase the profile of our group.
We look to have solved our (lack of) soil problem at Whitaker Park courtesy of Rossendale Borough Council.
By Wednesday 27 June, the new beds should have soil in them and ready to be planted.
Please come along (weather permitting) and help us plant. If you have any unwanted edibles please bring them too.
Don't forget, we are being judged by North West In Bloom again on 30 July so need to get…Continue
Very sad news reached us recently that Gemma Rooke, Community Engagement & Grant Officer, is to leave her post at Rossendale Borough Council.
Gemma has been a great supporter of our cause and has given us superb advice and guidance over many of our projects.
She played a big part in the Whitaker Park plot, and, has also helped us in having a presence at the gardens to be built on the former Valley Centre in Rawtenstall. She has been active with us…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on June 21, 2012 at 10:45 — No Comments
Is there a location near you that you can help look after?…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on May 22, 2012 at 12:49 — No Comments
A good bit of work on Sunday as volunteers helped to clear the area after the Winter.
Some crops in the planters have already re-appeared - land cress and chives to name a few. It was nice to see that someone had been up to the site and planted some strawberries in one of the raised beds. Equally lovely was a Mother and Father showing their two children the edible things that they could pick.
We have our next 'planned' visit for 8 April, but, please…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 23, 2012 at 14:29 — No Comments
Incredible Edible Rossendale, would like to invite you to participate in Incredible Edible at Work.
The idea is very, very simple. Workplaces in the Valley simply grow something(s) edible on any of their land – a fruit tree, berries, salads crops, the list is endless. There is no excuse for not growing anything – if you don’t have any land, you certainly have windowsills where you can grow lettuce, rocket, or herbs. You can grow tomatoes…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on November 8, 2011 at 14:51 — No Comments
We recently received the following email from Philip Butler who is the Museum Manager at Rossendale Museum. Lovely letter and great news!
I wanted to circulate a huge thank you to you all for your fantastic help in all aspects of making our Curiosities weekend event a success here at the museum. We've had so many good comments about apple pies, owls, the walking coat on display, apple juice it has been fantastic. We…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on November 8, 2011 at 14:41 — No Comments
There is a great week of activity at starting on Sunday 23 October at Rossendale Museum and Whitaker Park.
Click here for more details.
Following the amazing success of the opening of our Community Garden, Incredible Edible Rossendale have been invited to take part in the event. Please support this great project.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on October 4, 2011 at 9:24 — 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
....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
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
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
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
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
Our lovely friends at Todmorden have added a short article on their website following our Good Friday visit.
Read the article here:
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on April 29, 2011 at 8:43 — No Comments