Spring planting – Saturday 8th April 2017

Growing Newsome Community Allotment

Spring planting
Saturday 8th April
from 10am to 12 noon

Ashenhurst Allotments, entrance between 67 & 69
Ashenhurst Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6PX

Come and join us for an informal, fun planting session.

Help us to start planting up our community allotment with vegetable seeds this Spring.

Meet other local growers and take a tour of our plot.

You can sit down in our potting shed to sow some seeds, or plant some vegetables out in our plot.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided.

We have space undercover in case it rains!

 

Growing Newsome Community Allotment

 

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Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2015 – a year in pictures

These pictures celebrate our past year of growing and sharing food together at the Growing Newsome community allotment, at Stirley Farm, and in lots of other places across our community. This year the Growing Newsome elves were finalists in the National Lottery Awards – a huge achievement for a small local group – and Stirley Farm appeared on BBC Countryfile. We have much to celebrate. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us since the beginning, to everyone who has participated along the way, and those of you who may be our food growers of the future. Enjoy.

Oh, and we can’t look back on 2015 without saying farewell and thank you to our Toby. He even did the washing up before leaving :’-(
 

 
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Growing Together – Sunday 7th June 2015

Gardening at Stirley Farm in Summer

Growing Together
Sunday 7th June 2015
10am to 12 noon
Stirley Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP

This is a friendly, informal get-together for local food growers, organised by Growing Newsome. We’ll be working together to plant vegetables in our corner of the vegetable garden at Stirley Farm in Hall Bower. If you enjoy growing your own food, if you’d like to get started, or if you’d enjoy spending a couple of peaceful hours outdoors, you might like to come along and help.

An extra pair of hands makes a huge difference to us at this busy time of year – you’ll be very welcome. You can also enjoy Open Farm Sunday which is happening at the farm on the same day, with activities and tours from 10am to 2pm, organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Ideal for families. Free admission. No booking required.

Part of Volunteers Week 2015 in Kirklees.

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

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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Growing Together – Monday 23rd June 2014

planting veg bedsGrowing Together
Monday 23rd June 2014
2.15pm to 4pm
Stirley Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RP

Join us for our latest planting session in the veg beds at Stirley Farm.

If you enjoy growing your own food – or if you’d like to get started – you might like to come along to one of our friendly, informal get-togethers for local food growers.

This growing season we have adopted a corner of the vegetable garden at Stirley Farm in Hall Bower.
You’re very welcome to come along and join us there for a planting session. We’ll be planting some brassicas and sowing some seeds.

 

Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2013 – 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. Following our wet, wet, very wet 2012, we had a chilly start to 2013, with our allotment still deep in snow at the end of March. We thought that we’d never get going this year, but as per usual there was no stopping our hardy gardeners.

2013 was also a year of departures, with Rob, Claire and young Holly moving to Canada, and Lisa moving over to Leeds with Neil. We’ve had one or two arrivals as well though, and our community continues to grow…


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