Growing Newsome

Big Plant Swap – Saturday 20th May 2017

seedlings and plants

Can you sow a few extra seeds to swap or share?

Spring seed planting – Saturday 8th April 2017

Growing Newsome Community Allotment

Join us for a friendly seed planting session at our community allotment.

Spring planting – Saturday 8th April 2017

Huddersfield Potato Day

Missed our Huddersfield Potato Day? There’s still time to buy…

We have a few varieties of seed potato left over, which you can buy now and collect from Newsome village or from Huddersfield town centre. All our seed potatoes are £2 per dozen (mix and match) or 20p each. We also have some onions and some artichokes:

Seed potatoes for sale

Newsome Mills Campaign news


On Thursday 19th January 2017, the Planning Sub-Committee for the Huddersfield area voted unanimously to refuse plans to destroy Newsome Mill Ponds.

A public consultation is now open until Tuesday 21st March 2017 about proposals to demolish Newsome Mill. We will be opposing these plans. You can get further information and advice at our event on Saturday, where we’re proud to be hosting the “What’s next for Newsome Mills?” display.

Find out more on the Newsome Mills Campaign blog:

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

Newsome Mill Ponds will stay

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

Big Plant Swap in mid-May

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.