Early Summer Veg Tasting and Harvest – 25th June 2013

basket of vegetables grown at Stirley Farm

Photo: Susan Brown for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Early Summer Veg Tasting and Harvest
Stirley Farm Gardening Club
Tuesday 25th June
from 1pm to 3pm

Every Tuesday you’ll find growers and fellow gardeners on the plot at Stirley Farm. Come and sample our salads and early veg then plant out our summer-loving crops in their place!

Free event. Contact: 01484 663185.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Summer Veg at Stirley – 4th May 2013

volunteers planting vegetables at Stirley FarmSummer Veg
Saturday 4th May 2013
10am to 12 noon

Stirley Farm veg beds
near Cold Hill
off Ashes Lane
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This bank holiday it’s time to sow our sweetcorn, squash and beans.

Come and join us for tips on growing your late summer veg, and take some seedlings home for your plot.

This is a free growing event.

Organised by: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Booking essential: 01904 659570

Spring seed sowing – 16th March 2013

Seed sowing at Stirley – photo by Richard Aspinall.

Spring Seed Sowing
Saturday 16th March 2013
10am to 12 noon

Stirley Community Farm
off Ashes Lane (just below Castle Hill), Huddersfield

Help to kick start the growing season at the Stirley Community Farm veg beds by sowing the easiest and hardiest varieties for your garden, patio or allotment. This is a free event organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. To book please call 01904 659570.

Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2012 – 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. 2012 was a lousy year for growing weather, but a great year for growing friendships. We shall remember it fondly.

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Seeds galore

pile of seed cataloguesAre you busily leafing through your seed catalogues at the moment, wondering what to grow next year?

Don’t forget that you’ll be able to pick up lots of seeds here in Newsome at our:

Seed Swap & Potato Day
Saturday 2nd March 2013

from 10am to 1pm
at Newsome Scout Hall.

Growing potatoes? We’ll have at least two dozen different varieties of seed potato on offer – and at just a few pence each, you can afford to try something new. We’ll start to list our potato varieties on our web site soon, including lots of varieties that have been recommended by Growing Newsome participants.

Growing vegetables from seed? We’ll have a bumper selection of Kings Seeds at our Seed Swap this year – you can either bring some spare seeds along to swap, or just pick up some seeds in exchange for a small donation.

Growing something special? Is there something in particular that you’d like to be able to find at our Seed Swap? If so, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to provide it. We’ve already been asked for Nasturtium seeds, Borlotto beans and Pumpkin seeds.

Please add your requests to the ‘Leave a Reply’ box on this page, or email your comments to: growingnewsome@gmail.com

Winter Salad Masterclass – 4th August 2012

selection of salad leavesSaturday 4th August
10am to 12 noon
Stirley Farm

You might be enjoying the sunshine (at last), but now is the time to think about what you’ll be eating in the winter.

Come and learn all about delicious and exotic salad crops which will withstand the winter cold.

Booking is essential (there are 20 places for this event).

Please phone 01904 659570.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm – May to July 2012

Gardeners at the Stirley veg beds, squeezing leek stemsWith the growing season in full swing, we’re continuing our 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.

Please come along to join other local food growers who are learning how to grow together. You can join in at any time. Just meet us in the farmyard at Stirley (off Ashes Lane) on the day.

Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm:

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

Growing Newsome meets Gardening Club – Thursday 7th June, 5pm to 7pm
This evening we’ll be joining in with the weekly Gardening Club at Stirley Farm.

Saturday Gardening Club – Saturday 7th July, 10am to 12 noon
There will be a variety of tasks and food for everyone to take away.


On 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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