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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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.

 

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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Autumn Gathering – Saturday 4th October 2014

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

Autumn Gathering

Saturday 4th October 2014
10am to 1pm at

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

 

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

Kids crafts – get creative by making a clay creature with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Guess the weight of the veg – win a Stirley Farm veg box.

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

Recipes – bring along your ideas for our first Growing Newsome Recipe Book.

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

Tea, coffee and home made cakes available.

Food In Your Community – see the results of our community research in Newsome.

Information about local volunteering, training and activities.

Plant pot and jam jar amnesty – clean, small pots & jars (1 Ib or less) welcome.

 

garlicAutumn Planting:

Autumn planting vegetables for you to take home – including a selection of garlic, onions, shallots, seeds and winter 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 fresh bread from the Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite, followed by a hot pudding made with local fruit.


pumpkinHow you can help:

  • Display a poster:
    Autumn Gathering 2014 (pdf)
  • Bring something along for the cake stall.
  • Bring along all the kids in your 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

 

Brass: your brass matters – 18th September 2014

Brass18th September 2014
From 2pm to 7pm
Open to all

Venue: Newsome South Methodist Church, Berry Brow

Free activities for children, refreshments available and homemade soup served from 5pm.

brass is an exciting new financial wellbeing programme for Kirklees.

It’s been designed to help us all maximise our money, earning the most we can, spending and borrowing money in the most efficient ways, and reducing the risks and impacts that changes to financial circumstances can have.

budget

Step by Step and Paddock Community Trust are bringing laptops and tablets to show people how they can search for jobs, access benefits and shop online. They will also be helping people to get the most out of their phones by downloading helpful apps. A bank advisor will be helping people set up telephone and internet banking and offering advice and support on all money matters including opening bank accounts.

rainy day

Newsome Local Ecumenical Partnership will provide some taster activities including traditional table top games for kids. Growing Newsome will be sharing some ideas for saving money and making the most of local produce. Come and find out about planting, growing and cooking. We’ll also be serving some homemade soup from 5pm.

avoid arrears

Citizens Advice Bureau will provide advice on saving energy in your home, tariff switching and understanding interest rates; supporting people around budgeting, debts, opening bank accounts and more.

spend

West Yorkshire Trading Standards will be carrying out a taste test challenge to help people see the benefits of dropping a brand to maximise their earnings when shopping for essentials.

security

West Yorkshire Trading Standards & the Neighbourhood Policing Team will provide advice on keeping yourself and your home safe, with information on scams and frauds, avoiding loan sharks, securing your home and advice on telephone and postal preference service to cut down on mail and calls.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend this free community event, come along anytime between 2pm and 7pm – get advice, ask questions, meet new people and get involved.

Big Plant Swap – Saturday 17th May 2014

Tomato plant in potA day of activities to help you with growing and eating local food. Everyone welcome.

Big Plant Swap
Saturday 17th May 2014
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Plants for you – we have hundreds 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.

Children’s activities – make your own wildflower seed bombs.

Local produce on sale.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Love Food, Hate Waste – advice and free tools to help you cut down on food waste.

Reading Circle book stall with all sorts of books.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Plant pot amnesty – please bring along your spare pots (small sizes especially).

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

Food In Your Community update – find out the latest news from our 2014 food survey.
Basil growing in a seed tray


Local food lunch:
served from 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.

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

Big Plant Swap 2014 poster (pdf)


Seed Swap and Potato Day – Saturday 1st March 2014

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

Seed Swap and
Potato Day

Saturday 1st March 2014
10am to 1pm

Newsome Scout Hall
Newsome Road South
Huddersfield HD4 6JJ


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 15p each or £1.50 per dozen (pick and mix).
Potato varieties available in 2014

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.

Activities – Seed planting and wildlife crafts for kids. Come and learn about barn owls.

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 – Information about local food research projects in Newsome and across Huddersfield from our community research partners, IbyD.

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).


Local food lunch:
served from 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a locally grown, healthy, cooked lunch at Newsome Scout Hall. All welcome.

Seed Swap and Potato Day leaflet (pdf)

WYOGOrganised by Growing Newsome

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

Also supported by Stirley Farm.

 

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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