With around just a fifth of an acre of land, Seasonal Salads was easily the smallest commercial venture that I visited on my travels. But that small amount of land, with the help of a polytunnel, produces the most exquisite mirco salads throughout the year. To read more click on the post title or image.
Excellence in small scale, local, sustainable growing takes many forms but there are few better exemplars of variety x quality x yield than at GO Local Food – belying the fact that its up near Newcastle where the north winds can certainly blow! To read more click on the post title or image.
A couple of times a year – in the warm summer months when maintenance needs are high – the good folk of Abundant Earth near Durham invite the young people of Europe, en mass, to come to a residential volunteer fortnight – a fortnight of fun and frolics, community and some not inconsequential land work!! To read more click on the post title or image.
I’d first met Laura Burlison back in February when the winds were coming across her patch straight from the North Sea – she was the one who was ‘gonna be a grower’. By July things were very different – The Paddock was alive and she was growing. Canny lass! To read more click on the post title or image.
Mid-summer is when Bedford Fields Forest Garden is at its best. Tucked away between the houses at the end of Woodhouse Ridge, it is a summer oasis of verdant green dotted with a multiplicity of colours of flowers in full bloom and newly formed fruits…..and just a mile from Leeds city centre. To read more click on the post title or image.
The Geordie folk of the north east always were a canny bunch and when it comes to producing and sourcing organic local produce its no different. The north east is without doubt one of the strongholds of local, organic production. To read more click on the post title or image.
This place buzzes with a heady concoction of passion for our environment and business nouse! It’s a phenomenon which has to be experienced to be believed. To read more click on the post title or image.