Big Plant Swap – Saturday 20th May 2017

Edible plants and flowers

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 20th May 2017
10am to 1pm

Free admission – all weclome

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


swapping plantsTake your pick from hundreds of plants – great for growers, super for sharers.

You can choose from:

Vegetables
Salads
Herbs
Fruit
Wildlife-friendly flowers

You’re very welcome to bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings or seeds to swap – but you don’t need to bring something to be able to take something (you can make a donation to Growing Newsome in exchange for your plants).

 

Lots more to enjoy…

Seed Swap – lots of vegetable seeds to swap or buy.

Children’s craft activities.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Information about growing and sharing food in Newsome.

Find out about other local projects and events.


plant swap lunchLocal food lunch:
served 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall – with recipes for you to take home. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads (including warm salads) from our Spring salad bar, plus a fruit pudding.

We ask for a small donation to cover the costs of making your lunch.


Print our poster for your venue – or share with a friend:

Big Plant Swap poster 2017 (PDF)


What happens at the Plant Swap?
Here’s a short film about Growing Newsome’s Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films for Plant it Grow it Eat it.


You can see more food growing films on the Food Kirklees web site:
10 short films about food growing in Kirklees

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Big Plant Swap – Saturday 21st May 2016

Edible plants and flowers

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 21st May 2016
10am to 1pm

Free admission – all weclome

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


swapping plantsTake your pick from hundreds of plants – great for growers, super for sharers.

You can choose from:

Vegetables
Salads
Herbs
Fruit
Wildlife-friendly flowers

You’re very welcome to bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings or seeds to swap – but you don’t need to bring something to be able to take something (you can make a donation to Growing Newsome in exchange for your plants).

 

Lots more to enjoy…

Seed Swap – lots of vegetable seeds to swap or buy.

Children’s activities – crafts and seed planting.

Compost Special – come and find out all about home composting.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Good quality enviromesh on sale to protect your plants.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Tool amnesty – share any unwanted garden tools that you have.

Information about growing and sharing food in Newsome.


plant swap lunchLocal food lunch:
served 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall – with recipes for you to take home. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads (including warm salads) from our Spring salad bar, plus a fruit pudding.

We ask for a small donation to cover the costs of making your lunch.


Print our poster for your venue – or share with a friend:

Big Plant Swap poster 2016 (PDF)


What happens at the Plant Swap?
Here’s a short film about Growing Newsome’s Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films for Plant it Grow it Eat it.


You can see more food growing films on the Food Kirklees web site:
10 short films about food growing in Kirklees

Summer treats stall at Berry Brow carnival – 22nd June 2013

home made salad wrapBerry Brow Carnival
Saturday 22nd June from 1pm
Berry Brow Recreation Ground
off Ladyhouse Lane, Berry Brow

Come and visit our stall at the annual Berry Brow Carnival – hopefully returning to the field this time after last year’s deluge.

We’ll be celebrating Midsummer with some home grown treats for you to taste and recipes to take away.

Try your hand at assembling a tasty salad wrap. Have a look at Kim’s video from last year’s carnival if you’d like some tips:

How to make a tasty salad wrap

You can plant some salads and herbs on the day to take home and grow on your windowsill, ready for your summer salads and snacks.

We’ll also have some plants for you to choose from and anything else that we can rustle up in the meantime.

Also look out for the Reading Circle stall next door and lots of activities and other stalls around the field. We hope to see you there.

Plants for Wellbeing – 1st June 2013

Plants for Wellbeing
Saturday 1st June
from 10am to 1pm
Stirley Farm

Stroll around the hedgerows, fields and herb garden at Stirley Farm with local Medical Herbalist Sue Salmon, whose wealth of knowledge will show us how wild and cultivated plants provide us with a host of natural remedies to keep us fit and well throughout the year. Refreshments available.

Event charge: £3 per person.

No dogs please.

Booking essential. Contact: 01904 659570.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Newsome Christmas Craft Fair – 24th November 2012

lots of different kinds of jam on a stallChristmas Craft Fair
and Coffee Morning
Saturday 24th November
From 10am to 2pm

St. John’s Church Hall,
Newsome Road South,
Newsome,
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

A range of quality home made goods will be available at this event.

Come and see if there is something a little bit different – or unique – for your Christmas gifts.

Christmas cards, Children’s books, Local food, Photographic prints of the Yorkshire area, Household items etc.


Growing Newsome are taking part in this event.
Our stall will be full of goodies made using fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in Newsome. Some of our participants will also be showing off their other handiwork. Please come along to see what we’ve created together.

There will also be Christmas craft activities for children, a Tombola and Refreshments.

Join us for lunch – seasonal soup and sandwiches will be served from 12.30pm.

Free admission.

Christmas Craft Fair poster (pdf)

The Craft Fair is organised by Newsome Ward Community Forum. For more details please contact Julie Stewart-Turner on 07753 676679.

Plant Swap and Salad Day – 19th May 2012

Tomato plant in potA day of events for growing and eating local food. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 19th May 2012

Plant Swap and Salad Day
10am to 2pm
Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road HD4 6JJ 


Plant Swap – 100s of plants for you to choose from: vegetables, salad, herbs, fruit and flowers. You’re very welcome to bring something along to swap, or you can choose some plants in exchange for a donation.

Seed Swap – lots of vegetable seeds to swap or buy.

Windowsill herbs and salads – plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Microveg – find out how to grow your own tasty microveg.

Children’s craft activities with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, including make your own seed sprouter (adults also welcome!)

Local produce on sale.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes available all day.

Plant pot and jam jar amnesty – please bring along your spare pots and jars.

Information about local groups, events and projects.


Basil growing in a seed trayLocal food lunch:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a locally grown, healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads (including warm salads) from our Spring salad bar. Some of the ingredients will be supplied by Edibles in West Slaithwaite.


Event leaflet
Plant Swap and Salad Day leaflet (pdf)


Time for a visit to Stirley Farm too?

There is also a ’60 years of farming’ event at Stirley on 19th May (from 10am to 1pm) – it’s just up the hill and is a drop in event, so you’ve time to visit both venues if you’d like. If you don’t get chance to visit Stirley this time, the film about Stirley’s history will be shown again later in the year, so you won’t miss out.

Growing Newsome at Berry Brow Carnival

Berry Brow Carnival
Saturday 6th August 2011
1pm to 5pm
Berry Brow Recreation Ground

We’re taking part in Berry Brow Carnival again this year. We’ll be bringing along some herb plants and salad pots, plus jam and chutney made from fruit grown in Newsome, and a few other home made goodies.

Please come along to sample our local food and help support this community event.

The carnival is a family fun day with something for everyone, including traditional children’s games, tug o war, refreshments, 3 a side football, Welly Wanging, egg throwing and a variety of stalls and events to suit all interests and age groups. Stalls include Growing Newsome, the Reading Circle book stall and Newsome Tenants and Residents Association.

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