Growing Food Together
2013
Winter snow

January
Winter veg at Stirley Farm
survives the snow

February
The Cre8 Barn...
...a work in progress

February
How many seed potatoes can you fit in
a car boot? We’re about to find out...

February
Potato Day stampede...

...blink and you’ll miss the Pink Fir Apples
March
Having fun with potatoes
(the grown-ups had fun
putting them in baskets)

March
When will Winter be over then?

Woolley hats required for shallot planting at Stirley

March
It’s the last day of March and we really want
to dig (there’s earth under here somewhere)

March
What a difference a week makes

March / April
Stirley Farm has its first twin calves!

April
8th April

April

28th April
Honley Explorer Scouts build
new bee-friendly beds at Stirley

April
Eggs from our allotment neighbour

April
Making wild garlic pesto, with Rob adjusting
our seasoning via text message from Canada

May
Plant Swap the Growing
Newsome elves
have been busy
May
Tomatoes and
more tomatoes
and random brassicas

May
Nobody gets out of here without at least two strawberry
plants and some advice about bees - them’s the rules

May
Yum

May
John builds raised beds at the allotment

May
A sunny day foraging with Taste the Wild at Stirley

May
Looking at things near and far

May
Many hands make
Newsome village
planters

June
Kirklees College build a new wall
at Berry Brow Rec...

June

...and Cummins
put up new signs
Treats for Berry Brow Carnival - scrummy
rhubarb cake and runny raspberry mousse

June
Doing our market stall thing

June
Little helpers at the community allotment

June
New Stirley Farm access road and signs complete

June
Planting out courgettes, squashes and pumpkins

June
Stirley Farm’s Orchard
and Forest Garden are
flourishing

July
Capturing the Summer in jars and bottles...

...first up, elderflower cordial and redcurrant jelly

July
The ‘Plant it, Grow it, Eat it’
volunteers visit us in Newsome

July
Picking from David’s infinite gooseberry bush

July
There should always be time for tea

July
Stirley Farm Kids’ Club has a summer of sunshine

August
Open day at the community allotment also our first Growing Newsome AGM

August
Our accidental pea and sweet pea combo,
and things lurking in the undergrowth

August
The Farm House re-roofed by Cummins Turbo Technologies
and currently being renovated by volunteers
on Tuesdays

August
Pet potato of the year

‘The’ carrot

August
The CPRE kindly donated money for a
new seating area at the farm...

...made from old timbers
from the barn

September
The third annual Stirley Open
Day is a huge success...

September
...and the Cre8 Barn is open for
its first home grown lunch!

September
September
Mikron Theatre’s ‘Beyond the Veil’ play...
...with advice
about growing
bee-friendly
plants and a
local lunch

September
The veg beds had a
brilliant year in their
third growing season!

September
Allotment delicacies - pumpkin leaves (Beatrice’s
favourite) and yellow beetroot (Diane’s favourite)

September
Carole and Cherry help to make the
first chutney in the Cre8 Barn...

...and Windybank Gardening
Club make soup

October
Autumn Gathering

Who made all that jam?

October
Fun for all ages making bird feeders and plant markers...

...and David, our resident
garlic expert, talks
hardnecks and s...
A beautiful cake, baked by Pat and iced by Jan...

...and awarded to Janet D for correctly guessing
the weight of our bigg...
Stirley and Growing Newsome volunteers
take produce to the Green Valley Grocer...

.... and visit the Golcar
Food Co-opera...
Brewing up and planting a blackcurrant from Jacqui

November
Christmas craft fairs - jamtastic

November
Winner of the community allotment’s
‘most exciting moment of 2013’...

...the arrival of 3 tonnes of manure
November
The last of this year’s tomatoes

November
The UK storm, unkind to sheds...

...our roof stayed on (after a
fashion), and we gained bits
of somebody else’s

December
Stirley Community Farm offers its first Christmas
veg bags for sale....

...and plans are made to sell
Stirley beef in Aut...
A last bit of harvesting for our Christmas Gathering

December
Welcome Robin Arthur Shumsky,
born 15th December 2013

December
to growing friends
old and new...
see you in 2014
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Growing Newsome and Stirley Farm 2013 - a year in pictures

  1. 1. Growing Food Together 2013
  2. 2. Winter snow January
  3. 3. Winter veg at Stirley Farm survives the snow February
  4. 4. The Cre8 Barn... ...a work in progress February
  5. 5. How many seed potatoes can you fit in a car boot? We’re about to find out... February
  6. 6. Potato Day stampede... ...blink and you’ll miss the Pink Fir Apples March
  7. 7. Having fun with potatoes (the grown-ups had fun putting them in baskets) March
  8. 8. When will Winter be over then? Woolley hats required for shallot planting at Stirley March
  9. 9. It’s the last day of March and we really want to dig (there’s earth under here somewhere) March
  10. 10. What a difference a week makes March / April
  11. 11. Stirley Farm has its first twin calves! April
  12. 12. 8th April April 28th April
  13. 13. Honley Explorer Scouts build new bee-friendly beds at Stirley April
  14. 14. Eggs from our allotment neighbour April
  15. 15. Making wild garlic pesto, with Rob adjusting our seasoning via text message from Canada May
  16. 16. Plant Swap the Growing Newsome elves have been busy May
  17. 17. Tomatoes and more tomatoes and random brassicas May
  18. 18. Nobody gets out of here without at least two strawberry plants and some advice about bees - them’s the rules May
  19. 19. Yum May
  20. 20. John builds raised beds at the allotment May
  21. 21. A sunny day foraging with Taste the Wild at Stirley May
  22. 22. Looking at things near and far May
  23. 23. Many hands make Newsome village planters June
  24. 24. Kirklees College build a new wall at Berry Brow Rec... June ...and Cummins put up new signs
  25. 25. Treats for Berry Brow Carnival - scrummy rhubarb cake and runny raspberry mousse June
  26. 26. Doing our market stall thing June
  27. 27. Little helpers at the community allotment June
  28. 28. New Stirley Farm access road and signs complete June
  29. 29. Planting out courgettes, squashes and pumpkins June
  30. 30. Stirley Farm’s Orchard and Forest Garden are flourishing July
  31. 31. Capturing the Summer in jars and bottles... ...first up, elderflower cordial and redcurrant jelly July
  32. 32. The ‘Plant it, Grow it, Eat it’ volunteers visit us in Newsome July
  33. 33. Picking from David’s infinite gooseberry bush July
  34. 34. There should always be time for tea July
  35. 35. Stirley Farm Kids’ Club has a summer of sunshine August
  36. 36. Open day at the community allotment also our first Growing Newsome AGM August
  37. 37. Our accidental pea and sweet pea combo, and things lurking in the undergrowth August
  38. 38. The Farm House re-roofed by Cummins Turbo Technologies and currently being renovated by volunteers on Tuesdays August
  39. 39. Pet potato of the year ‘The’ carrot August
  40. 40. The CPRE kindly donated money for a new seating area at the farm... ...made from old timbers from the barn September
  41. 41. The third annual Stirley Open Day is a huge success... September
  42. 42. ...and the Cre8 Barn is open for its first home grown lunch! September
  43. 43. September
  44. 44. Mikron Theatre’s ‘Beyond the Veil’ play... ...with advice about growing bee-friendly plants and a local lunch September
  45. 45. The veg beds had a brilliant year in their third growing season! September
  46. 46. Allotment delicacies - pumpkin leaves (Beatrice’s favourite) and yellow beetroot (Diane’s favourite) September
  47. 47. Carole and Cherry help to make the first chutney in the Cre8 Barn... ...and Windybank Gardening Club make soup October
  48. 48. Autumn Gathering Who made all that jam? October
  49. 49. Fun for all ages making bird feeders and plant markers... ...and David, our resident garlic expert, talks hardnecks and softnecks October
  50. 50. A beautiful cake, baked by Pat and iced by Jan... ...and awarded to Janet D for correctly guessing the weight of our biggest allotment pumpkin. October
  51. 51. Stirley and Growing Newsome volunteers take produce to the Green Valley Grocer... .... and visit the Golcar Food Co-operative November
  52. 52. Brewing up and planting a blackcurrant from Jacqui November
  53. 53. Christmas craft fairs - jamtastic November
  54. 54. Winner of the community allotment’s ‘most exciting moment of 2013’... ...the arrival of 3 tonnes of manure November
  55. 55. The last of this year’s tomatoes November
  56. 56. The UK storm, unkind to sheds... ...our roof stayed on (after a fashion), and we gained bits of somebody else’s December
  57. 57. Stirley Community Farm offers its first Christmas veg bags for sale.... ...and plans are made to sell Stirley beef in Autumn 2014 December
  58. 58. A last bit of harvesting for our Christmas Gathering December
  59. 59. Welcome Robin Arthur Shumsky, born 15th December 2013 December
  60. 60. to growing friends old and new... see you in 2014

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