Growing Newsome

basket of vegetables, fruit and flowersAutumn Gathering – Saturday 15th October

Everyone is welcome at our Autumn event. There’s lots of local food available to try and buy, including homemade cakes and a hot, two-course lunch served from 12 noon. We also have stalls and activities, including crafts for kids.

Autumn Gathering – Saturday 15th October 2016


garlic bulb

Garlic bulbs available

We have seven different varieties of garlic bulbs available for you to pick up from our Autumn event. Look out for onions, shallots, broad bean seeds and some fruit and veg plants too. Come and grab yours…

Garlic bulbs available at our Autumn Gathering


Save Newsome Mill PondsSave Newsome’s historic mill ponds and green space

We’re campaigning to save the mill ponds and former mill workers allotment site at the Grade II listed Newsome Mills. Will you join us in opposing plans to build 22 houses on this site?

Save Newsome’s historic mill ponds and green space

 


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



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.


Visit our Community Allotment

Simon Gregson picking red currants for Growing NewsomeThank you to Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson for visiting our allotment to help promote our involvement in the National Lottery Awards. It’s not just TV stars who get to take the allotment tour though. 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 double check we’re there.

Growing Newsome Cmmunity Allotment


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.