Allotment Volunteers Open Day – Sunday 12th June 2016

Growing Newsome Community Allotment

Allotment Volunteers Open Day
Sunday 12th June 2016
From 10am to 12 noon

Growing Newsome Community Allotment
entrance between 67 & 69 Ashenhurst Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield HD4 6PX

Can you spare an hour or two? We’re looking for new volunteers to join us at our community allotment. From sitting down sowing some seeds in our potting shed to doing some digging or helping with DIY tasks, there’s something to suit everyone. It’s a great way to learn and to meet people, or just to spend some quiet time outdoors.

If you’re interested in helping out, please come along to our Sunday morning gathering to celebrate Volunteers Week 2016. You can have a look around, join in some practical allotment activities to give it a try, ask questions, and meet other local growers.

Refreshments are provided and we have space under cover in case it rains.

For more information contact Diane at growingnewsome@gmail.com

Find out more about our Community Allotment

Print our poster:
Allotment Volunteers Open Day poster (PDF)

Volunteers Week 2016

 

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.

Community Allotment Open Morning

gardeners organising the courgette plants


Community Allotment 
Open Morning

Saturday 7th June 2014, 10am to 12 noon
Venue: Ashenhurst Allotments, 
off Ashenhurst Avenue, Newsome HD4 6PX

Do you want to grow your own food but are not sure where to start? Do you fancy having an allotment but feel a bit daunted? Do you have a bit of spare time that you’d like to spend getting together with other food growers? Our community allotment could be just the place for you to get growing.

We’re having an open morning on Saturday 7th June so that you can drop in to have a look around and see how we’re getting on. It’s deal for anyone who might be thinking about joining in, or for anyone who would just like to visit. Refreshments are available and everyone is very welcome.

If you’re looking for local volunteering opportunities, this is also a good day to stop by and meet some of the Growing Newsome volunteers. We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved, including:Volunteers Week

  • digging and planting
  • cooking and sharing recipes
  • DIY jobs at the allotment
  • running stalls and activities
  • providing transport
  • giving food growing advice

If you’d like to come along to our open day, the entrance to the allotment is between numbers 67 and 69 Ashenhurst Avenue. Follow the path upwards to the green metal gates, then head towards the green shed.

Map showing the footpath from Tunnacliffe Road to the allotment

Need help with transport? Please call Carole on 01484 309188 and we’ll help.

If you’re interested in volunteering but can’t make it on the day, please Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Community Allotment Open Day poster (pdf)

Find out more about the Community Allotment

Want to be a Farm Conservation trainee at Stirley?

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust logo

Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 2pm, Thursday 2nd August 2012

Interview date: Monday 20th August 2012 at Stirley Farm

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing a 240 acre community farm in Newsome on Huddersfield’s pennine / urban fringe. The Stirley Farm project aims to unite conservation farming with people and local food production.

As a Farm Conservation Trainee you will assist in developing the farm’s conservation programme and help establish the West Yorkshire grassland restoration programme. You’ll work with the Farm Manager, other staff and volunteers to look after the farm site and its herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

You will gain skills in:

  • Animal husbandry, welfare and conservation grazing.
  • Fencing and dry stone walling.
  • Wildlife surveys and fixed point photography.
  • Assisting with events, guided walks and public meetings
  • and lots more…

More details about this role:

Farm Conservation Voluntary Trainee role description (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Farm Education & Events Assistant – Voluntary Trainee placement

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust logo

Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 5pm, Friday 25th May 2012

Interview date: Week beginning 11th June 2012 at Stirley Farm

Do you love growing your own or want to learn? Are you friendly, approachable and fun around people. We are looking for a voluntary trainee to take up our Education and Events Assistant role at Stirley Farm. You’ll work with a wide range of people from school children to volunteers. You’ get involved in our demonstration growing beds, orchard and the wider farm which is home to a herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

More details about this role:

Farm Education & Events Assistant (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

 

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Farm Conservation Assistant – Voluntary Trainee placement

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust logo

Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 5pm, Friday 25th May 2012

Interview date: Week beginning 11th June 2012 at Stirley Farm

Do you love growing your own or want to learn? Are you friendly, approachable and fun around people. We are looking for a voluntary trainee to take up our Education and Events Assistant role at Stirley Farm. You’ll work with a wide range of people from school children to volunteers. You’ get involved in our demonstration growing beds, orchard and the wider farm which is home to a herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

More details about this role:

Farm Education & Events Assistant (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

 

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Training Opportunities

Group of people holding up their handmade basketsIn April 2012 we said farewell to wonderful farm volunteer trainee, Sue Brown. Over the past year Sue has been busy at Stirley Farm, driving tractors, welding huge barn doors, leading school groups, tending the herd of cows and very patiently showing Growing Newsome participants how to weave our own baskets. Sue has found a job on a farm in Warwickshire, where she will be producing 60 veg boxes a week. We’re really going to miss her, and we wish her well in her new job.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will soon be looking for new trainees to follow on from Sue and fellow trainee Charlotte.

There is also a new member of staff at the Farm, Toby Needs. Toby is training people in a host of conservation, horticultural and farming skills to NVQ Level 2 status. The scheme is open to anyone who is not currently in work – travel and training expenses are provided.

For more details about training opportunities at Stirley, please call 01484 663 185.

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