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A year of growing and sharing food together in Newsome - at our community allotment, at Stirley Farm and in lots of other places across our community. ...

A year of growing and sharing food together in Newsome - at our community allotment, at Stirley Farm and in lots of other places across our community.

2012 was a lousy year for growing weather, but a great year for growing friendships. We shall remember it fondly.

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  • 1. Growing Food Together Growing Newsome & Stirley Farm 2012
  • 2. Enough veg to treat the cows!January
  • 3. Oldbank JuniorsFebruary
  • 4. YettonTogethersow the firstbroad beansFebruary
  • 5. Spike isinspired byWooldaleAllotmentsherb spiralFebruary
  • 6. Carole and Cherry organise a fundraisingceilidh and a good night is had by allFebruary
  • 7. The cubs enjoy Stirleyleek and potato soupFebruary
  • 8. Pruning the fruit trees atHey Green orchardFebruary
  • 9. Potato DayMarch
  • 10. Andrew, Julian and (some of) 1,000 fruit treesMarch
  • 11. Leek squeezing, and stuff...March
  • 12. Planting the new orchardMarch
  • 13. Digging in at the community allotmentMarch
  • 14. Newsome Juniors brave the weatherMarch
  • 15. Growing Newsome potato plantingMarch
  • 16. Sue’s basket making workshopMarch
  • 17. Many hands move a purple sageMarch
  • 18. Blimey!Didn’t we do alot in March?Time for aquick cuppa...April
  • 19. Hall Bower Chapel Coffee Morningraises funds for Stirley Farm AppealApril
  • 20. Hillside ‘Growing For Home’ plantspuds at the FarmApril
  • 21. Planting herbs outsideRaymond and Jenny’s shopApril
  • 22. Hall Bower Chapel‘secret garden’ planting April
  • 23. Patching up the polytunnel...April
  • 24. ...then finding out how many peopleyou can fit in a 10ft polytunnelApril
  • 25. A fabulous foraging day with ‘Taste the Wild’April
  • 26. Quietly getting ready for the plant swapApril
  • 27. We just love to plant things!April
  • 28. Cummins Turbo technology funds the re-roofing of the farmhouseMay
  • 29. Hillside Primary plant spudsin the rain and shineMay
  • 30. Newsome growers’ trip to Edibles inSlaithwaite – with home baked pizzammm....May
  • 31. The plants areon the move...May
  • 32. Plant SwapMay
  • 33. JubileeMay
  • 34. A moment on the ‘verandah’May
  • 35. Hillside Growing for HomeJune
  • 36. AltogetherBetter seethe calvesenjoyingsome sunJune
  • 37. David trying to sell coals to Newcastle?June
  • 38. Tasters: salad wraps, gooseberry mousse,raspberry vinegar and elderflower cordialJune
  • 39. Our annual debate about who istall enough to put up the bean polesJune
  • 40. Kids Club enjoy salads and elderflower cordialJune
  • 41. Growing Newsome enjoy Rob’s strawberryshortcake at our first ‘Growing Group’ doJuly
  • 42. Hillside Eco Club plantsalads at StirleyJuly
  • 43. Time to break out the jam pansJuly
  • 44. Sharing morestrawberriesand enjoyingthe coloursof ourcommunityallotmentJuly
  • 45. HarvestingAugust
  • 46. Ian and Ruth sort shallots foreating, seed, chutney... and pickles August
  • 47. Stirley’s bees get assigned by TobyAugust
  • 48. Kids at the RAPT project make a lovely bannerAugust
  • 49. Cliff and Dan tend the veg beds (a good year for flowers)August
  • 50. A slug in astrawberry -the story ofthe summer?August
  • 51. Kids Club at StirleyAugust
  • 52. We decided tokeep this potatoas a pet (it’smuch morefriendly lookingthan the slug)August
  • 53. Hall BowerSupper,featuringnasturtiumrouletteAugust
  • 54. Stirley open daySeptember
  • 55. Healthy CommunitiesSeptember
  • 56. Opening of thesensory garden atCastle Grange,in glorious rainSeptember
  • 57. Tending the edible hedges at Stirley September
  • 58. Let’s Get Cooking – Hillside Primary Winter SaladsOctober
  • 59. Berry Brow Eco Fair -the day we inventedpickled pear sandwichesOctober
  • 60. AutumnGatheringOctober
  • 61. ‘Green For Go’ mulching the forest garden with leaves from St John’s churchyardNovember
  • 62. The day we reclaimed our paths, with bark chippings from St John’sNovember
  • 63. Newsome High Snap Day – walking to the farm and Ready Steady Cook at Hall Bower Chapel November
  • 64. The first apple from our community allotment - an Egremont Russet (we had one slice each) November
  • 65. Cr8 Barn - some day this will be our kitchen...November
  • 66. Christmas Craft FairNovember
  • 67. Kirklees College students bed down the Forest Garden for WinterDecember
  • 68. A final bit offruit plantingat the allotmentthis year December
  • 69. and after Winter... Spring Thank you for growing with us