Join the Big Dig – Saturday 21st March 2015

The Big Dig

Big Dig
Saturday 21st March 2015
From 10am to 12 noon
Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP

Help us to start planting up our corner of Stirley Farm with vegetable seeds. You can meet other local growers and find out how to get involved in food growing via our Growing Newsome community allotment or activities at Stirley Farm.

Please come and help your local community garden get ready for the new growing season. It’s a great way to meet new people, get some fresh air and learn about food. Take away some onions or potatoes to plant at home. All welcome.

Big Dig at the Growing Newsome veg beds

RSA Huddersfield Network – 24th February 2015

The RSA FellowshipHuddersfield Network

Tuesday 24th February 2015

From 6pm to 8pm

The Coffee Kabin

37-39 Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 2RD

This event invites speakers who work with food and growing to encourage a debate on how sustainable food and growing impacts on local communities. It’s part of a series of events which looks at place from different perspectives.

We welcome Stirley Farm (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) based in Huddersfield, to talk through their volunteer-led project and Todmorden’s Incredible Edible, whose aim is to increase the amount of local food that’s grown and eaten in the town.

Families at Stirley Farm


Join us for this event and note our host venue Coffee Kabin will be providing affordable healthy savory foods, please let us know if you will be requiring some, so enough can be prepared in advance.


Book online:

Register for RSA Huddersfield Network


For more information contact:
Kath Davies
twitter: @theRSANorth

Stirley Open Sundays

Stirley Farm in the snow
Want to come and have a look at Stirley Farm? The Farm is open from 10am to 1pm on the first Sunday of every month for you to drop in. There are different activities on each day and there’s always a delicious lunch available to buy from 12 noon.

There are also tonnes of family and community events at the farm throughout the year. Check out our calendar for more details or have a look at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust web site.

Newsome Food Calendar

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Stirley Farm


Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2014 – a year in pictures

These pictures celebrate our past year of growing and sharing food together in Newsome – at our community allotment, at Stirley Farm and in lots of other places across our community. This year the Growing Newsome elves quietly celebrated our first five years of growing food together. We hope there will be many more. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us since the beginning, everyone who has participated along the way, and those of you who may be our food growers of the future. Enjoy.


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Stirley Farm Open Day – Sunday 19th October 2014

Stall at Stirley Farm open day
Stirley Community Farm Open Day

Sunday 19th October 2014
11am to 3pm

Join us for this very popular annual open day. There will be games, crafts, stalls and more to keep all the family entertained. Come see how the farm is developing and taste some delicious home grown food.

You can pick up some locally grown goodies from the Growing Newsome stall in the Stirley vegetable garden, including jams and chutney – and see our veg beds.

Stalls and activities on the day include:

  • Local food producers
  • Highland games
  • Hog roast
  • Treboom Brewery selling their ‘Myricale’ brew, which raises money to support the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Veg from the farm available to eat
  • Children’s craft activities
  • Local band to entertain!

The open day is a drop in event and free of charge.


Directions to Stirley Farm

The Stirley Farm Open Day will be in and around the farmyard, near the junction of Lady House Lane and Hall Bower Lane.

By Car:
There are no car parking facilities on site so we would recommend visitors wishing to drive to the event park at Castle Hill and walk down to the event. Follow signs to the event on the day.

By Public Transport:
The nearest train station is Berry Brow. The farm is a 10 minute walk from the station via public footpath. Follow signs to the event on the day.
Plan your journey

By Foot:
Stirley Farm is accessible via public footpaths by a number of routes. Signs will be in place on the day to direct visitors to the event.

Bat Walk – 25th September 2014


Photo credit: Kelly Colgan Azar for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Bat Walk at Upper Park Wood
Thursday 25th September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Meet at Stirley Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6TU

An evening wander through Upper Park Wood on the lookout for bat species.

Pack wellies and a torch!

Event charge: £5 for non-members, £3 for members.

Booking and pre-payment essential. Please phone 01904 659570 to book.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Till the Cows Come Home – 21st September 2014

Till the cows come home

Mikron Theatre Company – Till the Cows Come Home
Sunday 21st September 2014
1pm performance, food served 12 noon

Stirley Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6TU

Bring your picnic rug or deck chair for an outdoor performance of the hugely entertaining Mikron Theatre Company’s latest play about good food and farming, and sample some local food of our own! If the weather is bad we will move indoors to the Cre8 Barn.

There will be a collection after the performance for Mikron.

Food available (£1 to £3).

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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