Join Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm

Planting potatoes at Stirley FarmThis year we’re holding a series of food growing get-togethers at  Stirley Farm, especially for residents of the Newsome Ward. These are informal practical sessions where local people can meet each other and learn something new at the same time. Everyone is welcome.

Throughout the year we will be preparing the ground and planting seeds, then tending the crops as they grow – and sampling the results.

Please come along to join other local food growers who are learning how to grow together.

You can join in at any time.



Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm:

Potato planting – Saturday 17th March, 1pm to 3pm
We will be planting seed potatoes in the veg beds at Stirley Farm.

Frantic sowing – Saturday 14th April, 1pm to 3pm
We’ll be doing lots of sowing and potting on in the veg beds at Stirley.

Summer sowing – Saturday 12th May, 10am to 12 noon
We’ll be sowing more seeds in the veg beds, for Summer cropping.

We hope to see you there. Just meet us in the farmyard at Stirley on the day.

Planting a row of potatoesOn foot, you can walk across the fields from the bend in Hall Bower Lane, or use any public footpath.

By bus, the 354 stops at the junction of Hall Bower Lane and Lady House Lane. The 341 stops on Ashes Lane, at the top of Cold Hill Lane.

By car, access to the farmyard is via a steep track off Ashes Lane.

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