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.
Seasonal Salads – Size Matters!
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.
Bedford Fields – A City Oasis
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.
Cross Green – I Grow, Therefore I Am!
Its July and things are now not just sown at Cross Green, but are actually are growing. We had become a community of growers! We were alive. To read more click on the post title or image.
Growing With Grace – Never Too Old
Beneath its panes of glass, with their protection from wind and intensification of the warmth of the sun, Growing with Grace was bathed in green. In its midst was as 80 odd year old WOOFER, calmly and pragmatically working her way through a green jungle! ……………click on the post title or image to find out more.
Organic Pantry – Still Sowing, Still Planting
The scale is impressive for a manual operation with the farm team working in and out of the warmth and humidity of the incubation sheds and then out in the open fields. ……………click on the post title or image to find out more.
Swillington Organic Farm – Independent and Green
Its summer at Swillington Organic farm, home of Jo Cartwright on the Old Swillington Park estate, and as the land becomes swathed in green, thoughts are turning to July 4th…… …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Cross Green – Let Planting Begin!
Things are now moving fast at Cross Green – with some help from a little friend, things are just about ready for the first planting! ….. …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Edible Leeds aka Craig Worrall
Meet Craig Worrall, Leeds-based character and half and professional forager! I first came across Craig when I contacted the Leeds Permaculture Network……… …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Bedford Fields – First Fruits and Labour!
Early summer starts to transform a little patch of Leeds into a veritable Garden of Eden! Just a couple of miles from Leeds city centre, tucked away behind the houses of the Hyde Park/Woodhouse area and alongside Leeds City Academy.. …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.