The Growing Together project in the Cross Green area of Leeds has been selected as one of five finalists in the People’s Projects competition funded by the National Lottery. Growing Together is thus on the brink of acquiring the funds to plant a community orchard just a mile from Leeds city centre…..the project just needs to be chosen as one of the winners. That outcome is in your hands – the winner is chosen by public vote!! To read more click on the post title or image.
Pictures from the summer at Cross Green can’t help but ignite a yearning for warmer days in these currently dank and murky days of February! Oh for some fresh green growth and the beds being so full of produce as to be able to go round the streets of Cross Green offering free fresh and local food. Bring on the sun! To read more click on the post title or image.
A few miles downstream along the Calder Valley from Nick Green’s Incredible Farm is another plot in a remarkable location. The land here is worked by a determined young lady called Ash, and is one of two operations which together constitute Sagar Lane Market Gardens. To read more click on the post title or image.
Wet it certainly was the morning of my visit to Incredible Farm, but out of such unpromising conditions emerged a strange, seemingly enchanting, beauty. Quite in keeping with this magical place up among the Pennine Hills. To read more click on the post title or image.
Within the archetypal English town park of Wibsey, Bradford Community Environment Project runs a community garden, providing the local community with a financially and environmentally sustainable project promoting local healthy food production and ideas for sustainable living.To read more click on the post title or image.
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.
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.