Things were moving at a cracking pace went I visited Organic Pantry second time round, with the main planting season in full flow. New temporary faces in the workforce and lots of prayers for rain, but not too much rain of course! …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Its May, and whilst the black earth is still dominating the scene, things are beginning to shape up at Cross Green ‘Growing Together ‘ allotment in south Leeds. …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
A couple of return visits in quick succession saw Swillington Organics starting to be swathed in the green of summer as late spring brought new warmth and life. …………….click on the post title or image to find out more.
Spring was beginning to work its magic on the day of my second visit to the hidden gem of Leeds, Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden……………… click on the post title or image to find out more..
After a month of digging and shovelling, the Growing Together site in Cross Green was looking even worse than when the project was started! Could it really have looked so rough and be producing vegetables by the Autumn, must have done – the pictures can’t lie!!………………click on the post title or image to find out more.
My second visit to Swillington Organic Farm just outside Leeds provided me with one of those special encounters which are forever in the memory – in this case with a group of young British White calves and mothers, with one calf just a couple of days old………………..click on the post title or image to find out more.
As I compiled this selection of images and pondered on what I photographed this time last year at the start of the Growing Together project in Cross Green in Leeds, it seemed barely believable that food was growing on the space I was photographing by the end of the summer……………..click on the post title or image to find out more..
Jo Cartwright has been farming at Swillington Organic Farm just on the outskirts of Leeds for well nigh on thirty years. For most of that time, as now, the farm has been home to a wide range of animals all of which are treated with care and compassion. This is a labour of love as much as a business…………….click on the post title or image to find out more..
If you had an intensive pig unit, what would you do with it? A pretty academic question for most of us – it isn’t going to happen – but for Jonnie and Fanny Watson it was a real life situation. They decided to convert it into an organic vegetable farm – and so Organic Pantry was born some fifteen years ago………………..to read on click on the post title or image.
In 2010 Beth Morgan and Oz Austin discovered the extraordinary role that fungi play in nature. Since then they have researched, practised and applied techniques of mushroom cultivation in pursuing a business fundamentally founded on their passion for fungi and reflecting their personal ethical values………………..to read on click on the post title or image.