Newsome Neighbour Day – Saturday 22nd October

more in common


Newsome Neighbour Day

Saturday 22nd October 2016

From 11am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South  HD4 6JJ

 

We’re taking part in this community event on Saturday, organised by Newsome LEP, where you can get to know others in the local area. It’s inspired by Hope not Hate’s “More in Common” campaign, which aims to bring our communities back together.

Growing Newsome are providing homegrown soup for lunch, and we’ll also have a stall if you’d like to drop by and say hello. Lunch will be available from around 12 noon.

Neighbour Day

Newsome Neighbour Day aims to encourage community involvement, action and cooperation.

Please come along to:

  • Meet your neighbours and enjoy each other’s company.
  • Learn what skills local people can offer.
  • Find out what practical things people need help with.

If you’d like, you can also take part in a practical task (such as a community clean-up) in the afternoon.

There will be stalls and activities at the Scout Hall including:

  • Benefits advice
  • Shared Lives carers
  • Meet your local councillors
  • Kirklees Youth Service
  • The Reading Circle
  • Tenants and Residents Association
  • Schools
  • Craft activities

 

Growing Newsome are providing homegrown soup for lunch, and we’ll also have a stall if you’d like to drop by and say hello. Lunch will be available from around 12 noon.

 

 

Autumn Gathering – Saturday 15th October 2016

Autumn Gathering jam

Love local food? There’s lots for you to enjoy at this event…

Autumn Gathering

Saturday 15th October 2016
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

redcurrant jam
Lots of preserves and other goodies made from fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in Newsome.

Kids crafts – get creative in our craft corner using natural materials to make a collage or creature.

Reading Circle book stall (with all sorts of books).

Recipes  and tasters – find out what you can make.

Produce share – please bring along any surplus fruit or vegetables that you’d like to share.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Information about local volunteering, events and activities.

Jam jar amnesty – clean, small jam jars (1 Ib or less) are welcome.


Autumn planting garlicgarlic

Autumn Planting:

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a great selection of garlic bulbs, onions, shallots, seeds and some fruit and veg plants.

Protect your plants – good quality plant protection fabric on sale by the metre.


Autumn soup

Souper Soups:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a choice of seasonal soups for lunch at the Scout Hall, made with local vegetables and served with a selection of fresh local breads, followed by a hot Autumn pudding made with local fruit.

Autumn cake



hedgehogHow you can help:

  • Display a poster:
    Autumn Gathering poster (PDF)
  • Bring something for the cake stall.
  • Bring along the rest of the family or bring a friend.
  • Please get in touch if you’d like to come along and help out on the day.

Organised by Growing Newsome


 

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

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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Press the arrows to scroll through the pictures

 

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Autumn Gathering – Saturday 17th October 2015

Love local food?
There’s lots for you to enjoy at this event…
basket of vegetables, fruit and flowers

Autumn Gathering

Saturday 17th October 2015
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

 

Jam, pickles, chutney and other goodies made from fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in Newsome.

Kids craft activities – get creative in our craft corner.

Reading Circle book stall (with all sorts of books).

Recipes  and tasters – find out what you can make.

Produce swap – please bring along anything you’d like to share.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Information about local volunteering, events and activities.

Jam jar amnesty – clean, small jam jars (1 Ib or less) are welcome.

 

garlicAutumn Planting:

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a great selection of garlic, onions, shallots, seeds and overwintering greens.

Protect your plants – good quality plant protection fabric on sale by the metre.

 

Souper Soups:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a choice of seasonal soups for lunch at the Scout Hall, made with local vegetables and served with a selection of fresh local breads, followed by a hot pudding made with local fruit.


hedgehogHow you can help:

  • Display a poster:
    Autumn Gathering poster (PDF)
  • Bring something for the cake stall.
  • Bring along the rest of the family or bring a friend.
  • Please get in touch if you’d like to come along and help out on the day.

 

Organised by Growing Newsome

 

Big Plant Swap – Saturday 16th May 2015

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

Big Plant Swap
Saturday 16th May 2015
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


We have hundreds of plants for you to choose from: vegetables, salads, 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.

Lots more to enjoy…

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

Children’s activities.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Gardening for wildlife – pick up some wildflower and herb seeds from our friends at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (Stirley Farm).

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Good quality enviromesh on sale to protect your plants.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Plant pot amnesty – please bring along your spare pots (small sizes especially & it really helps us if you can give them a quick clean first).

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.

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 2015 poster (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

Seed Swap and Potato Day – Saturday 7th March 2015

mixed bean seedsGet your growing year off to a great start…

Seed Swap and
Potato Day

Saturday 7th March 2015
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Huddersfield Potato Day – choose from 30 different types of seed potato, including popular easy-to-grow varieties and some more unusual types. All seed potatoes are 20p each or £2 per dozen (pick and mix).
Potato picker – full list of our 2015 potato varieties (pdf)

Seeds galore – We’ll also have vegetable and salad seeds, sprouted garlic, onion sets and shallots on offer. You can either swap, or pick up some seeds in exchange for a small donation. Try our seed starter packs – ideal for growing in small spaces.

Recipe Corner – Please bring along your recipes and pics for a chance to be featured in the first Growing Newsome Recipe Book.

Activities – Seed planting and crafts for kids.

Local food – Jam, pickles, chutney etc. made from fruit and veg grown in Newsome.

Books – Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Refreshments – Tea, coffee and home made cakes available all day.

Potato Guide – Find out more about those weird and wonderful potato varieties by picking up a copy of Alan Romans’ Guide to Seed Potato Varieties.

Local food research – Find out what we’ve learned about food in our community through our research projects.

Help with growing – Please ask for advice.

Protect your plants – Low-cost, good quality plant protection materials on sale.

Plant pot & jam jar amnesty – Bring along your spare small plant pots or small jam jars (1Ib or less).


Join us for lunch:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a warming cooked lunch, including fruit pudding, with some local ingredients.

Free admission. All welcome.

Seed Swap 2015 leaflet (pdf)
Huddersfield Potato Day leaflet (pdf)
WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

Our special thanks to the
West Yorkshire Organic Group
for supporting our Potato Day.

 

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