Growing Newsome

Community Allotment – can you help?

Simon Gregson picking red currants for Growing NewsomeCan you spare a couple of hours on a Sunday morning to help out at our friendly Community Allotment? We’ve got masses of planting, weeding and fruit picking to do at this time of year, so any time you can give will really help our growing community. Please come along for a look around and to find out how to get involved. You can find us at the allotment most Sunday mornings. 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.


Autumn Gathering – Saturday 6th October 2018

fresh food, local produce and allotment gardeners

Our next event is our Autumn Gathering. Come and choose from lots of locally grown produce, get your garlic bulbs and onions for planting this autumn, and enjoy a delicious, home grown two course lunch from 12 noon. Free admission. All welcome. Join us on Saturday 6th October from 10am to 1pm at Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ.


Thank you to all our plant swappers

seedlings and plants

We had another great annual plant swap in late May, with masses of plants being brought in by local growers. If you missed it this time, please bear us in mind for next year. Maybe you could take some cuttings or divide some perennials later in the year, and grow some to swap at next year’s plant swap. Soft fruit cuttings are always popular.

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:

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.


Calendar of events

Want to know what’s coming up next? Our Newsome Food Calendar is an ever-growing list of local food activities in the Newsome Ward, including upcoming events at Stirley Farm.

Newsome Food Calendar


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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