Growing Newsome

Huddersfield Potato Day, Saturday 4th March

Seed Swap and Potato Day

Join Growing Newsome’s volunteers for our annual Potato Day and Seed Swap on Saturday 4th March from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall. Choose from 30 varieties of seed potatoes, plus lots of veg seeds, onions and some plants. Stalls and activities. Refreshments and local food on sale. Hot lunch served at 12 noon. All welcome.

Seed potato varieties on sale in 2023

We’ll be sharing more event details soon.


David Browning 1939 – 2022

We are sorry to bring you the sad news that our friend David Browning died in August. David was one of the founders of Growing Newsome and those of you who have been with us over the years will likely have met David at our events – he may well have helped you to choose your garlic in previous years. We are saying goodbye to David and celebrating his life.

Remembering David Browning 1939-2022



Community Allotment – can you help?

Simon Gregson picking red currants for Growing NewsomeCan you spare a couple of hours on a weekend to help out at our friendly Community Allotment? We’ve got masses of seed sowing and digging to do every spring, so any time you can give will really help our growing community. Please Contact us if you’d like to know more.

Growing Newsome Cmmunity Allotment

Photo: Thank you to Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson for visiting our allotment to help promote our involvement in the National Lottery Awards.


What happens at our Big Plant Swap?

A short film from our 2014 Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films:


Newsome Mills Campaign news

ponds

Find out more on the Newsome Mills Campaign blog:

Newsome Mill Ponds matter – share your views

The 30 year fight to save Newsome Mill Ponds

Demolition or regeneration – what’s next for Newsome Mills?

For more information about Newsome Mill, visit:
www.SaveNewsomeMills.org.uk
or follow @NewsomeForum on Twitter.


Jam jar amnesty

Bought some of our jam? Did you know that you can return your empty jars to us? We can reuse the red and white check caps and plain silver caps as well as the jar. We also collect clean, small jars: 1 Ib, 12 oz or 8 oz especially.

You can bring your empties along to any of our events or drop them off at any Newsome Forum meeting, held on the second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Community Room at Newsome High School. The meeting starts at 6pm and you can drop things off from 5.45pm.


Community allotment

gardeners organising the courgette plantsWe have a Community Allotment for anyone who lives in the Newsome Ward to share. It’s ideal for anyone who wants a bit of support with allotment growing, or anyone who can offer advice to novice growers. By getting together, we’re all helping each other to grow our own food there. You’re welcome to come along as little or as often as you can, weekdays or weekends.

If you’d like to join in, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to find out more.

Allotment Sundays – we’re at the community allotment most Sunday mornings.

More about the Community allotment


About us

grow your own

grow your own

Growing Newsome are a thriving community of food growers in the Newsome Ward of Huddersfield. We aim to build and strengthen relationships between local residents through the shared activity of growing and eating our own local food.

We are encouraging Newsome residents to work together to share our valuable skills and resources, so that we can learn how to grow together.

Newsome Ward Timebanking logoWe are working with Newsome Ward Timebanking to help people share their skills.

Want to get involved?

Please contact us.

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