Our 2020 vision for a healthIER wealthIER Rossendale
We now have less than two weeks to go with our pledging via Spacehive, and, are still looking for around £1,500.
We still have further avenues to pursue, but, we really do need your help. Times are hard, we know, but, please consider pledging (as little as £2). If you pledge, and presuming we are successful in reaching our target, your name will appear on signage at the site, for everyone to see the kind people that…Continue
Our friends from FoodLink NorthWest made a great video about us following our recent planting at Helmshore.
Here it is:
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The weekend started with my first trip to Todmorden to collect thirty apple trees (and five blackcurrants) from The IncrEdible Farm at Walsden. Here, Incredible Edible Todmorden have grafted and grown their own trees and actively encourage children to participate.…Continue
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Not only are we planting our first Incredible Edible Orchard on Sunday 5 May (click here for details), but, we are going to be accompanied by FoodLink NorthWest too!
They will be bringing their FoodLink Forager along and serving refreshments for all our volunteers. The vehicle will be parked on the car-park of the Leisure Centre.
Please come along and show them how…Continue
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We will be planting our first Orchard of 2013 on Sunday 5 May at approx 2pm.
Ironically, it will be situated at The Orchard on Helmshore Road in Haslingden, opposite the Sports Centre.
We'll be panting around 40 assorted fruits trees, mainly apples, but hopefully cherries, plums and pears too.
Please come along and join in, and, don't forget your spade and watering can!
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on April 19, 2013 at 10:18 — No Comments
Every year we like to have a bit of an 'Easter project' which usually involves landscaping or moving or renovating something in our garden.
This year, we decided to reclaim part of the garden that the chickens had turned into a bombsite a couple of years ago! At the side of our house we had the chicken run and a grassed area leading up to four compost bins that I made out of old pallets. (we have four so that the first can be regularly turned into the second, and so…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on April 16, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
What a busy day yesterday as we went from one end of the Valley to the other!
First stop was over at Wallbank in Whitworth to meet up with Abbie again. Although the planters were empty after the Winter, they are in a very prominent place and really eye-catching. We…Continue
I was alerted yesterday to messages by a new member 'Stacey' which looked like spam. The member was instantly removed and any messages that were left by the member were deleted.
As with all social media, please be wary of opening anything that looks suspicious. I personally approve all requests for membership, and, occasionally the odd one slips through. I treat anything like this very seriously, and, with your help, all accounts of this…Continue
It was mentioned last year, and, as all Incredible Edible projects, it isn't 'all talk'.
The Incredible Edible Network is now in place. From its humble beginnings in 2008, Incredible Edible is now a real embodiment of its ethos ‘the power of small ideas’.
Have a look at the website here, and, get involved.…Continue
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If you have any unwanted or surplus seeds for edibles, please bring them along to the AGM tomorrow and swap them for something else!
Rossendale Museum, Saturday 23 March from 1pm with special guest speaker, Mary Clear, co-founder of Incredible Edible Todmorden. We expect this to be very popular so, please do arrive in plent of time to avoid disappointment!
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The recent article about us in Lancashire LIfe magazine is now available to read on-line:
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The March issue of the BHWT Fresh Laid News Bulletin is now available to read online by clicking here.
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Despite the biting cold on Saturday, we managed to top-up the beds and planters with new compost and give it a good feeding with some rather pungent organic compost pellets!
It's given the area a lovely fresh look, and, come the end of this month we'll be planting new things there for everyone to enjoy.
Please keep an eye on this site for details of our next 'get togethers' at Whitaker Park. We hope to have some midweek and some at weekends, so there's…Continue
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We are delighted to announce that co-founder of Incredible Edible Todmorden, Pam Warhurst CBE, will be guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting to be held at Rossendale Museum on Saturday 23 March from 1pm.
Pam is, and, has been instrumental in the Incredible Edible movement and was also appointed Chair of the Forestry Commission in 2010.…Continue
If you like chickens, chocolate and celebrity news, please dip into the latest edition of the BHWT Chicken & Egg magazine.
There are competitions, spoilt hens and much more.
View on-line here.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 4, 2013 at 12:59 — No Comments
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
Whitaker Park to be exact!
Look what's ready to pick now - whilst you're there, have a look at the potential site of our Incredible Edible Picnic Area and make a pledge here!…Continue
You may remember that last year we were approached to have an article written about us for Lancashire Life.
I'm delighted to be able to confirm that the article (by our friend Autumn Barlow) is now featured in the March edition of the magazine.
The cover describes us as 'guerillas' (as opposed to 'gorillas' - I've had a hair cut since!):…Continue
Need some inspiration as to what to do with your children and grandchildren over Half term? The Woodland Trust have got ideas coming out of their ears! Fun for the whole family, snow or shine.
From wildlife spotting to art sheets, snow play to bird feeders and outdoor games.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 13, 2013 at 12:40 — No Comments