Category Archives: Local Food

When gardening can help, when you’re feeling sad

On Monday after school, I visited Maria’s allotment; she has been working on the plot for over a year, since her Dad passed away and she describes it as a ‘place of reflection for the whole family’. Here’s her story, … Continue reading

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On a farm tour with the ‘Organic Northerners’

At home we garden organically, my Dad works for Organic North and together we visited Gazegill Organic Farm; we are the………. #OrganicNortherners !!

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Operation Young Farmer – The Next Generation of Cooks and Gardeners

I’ve been involved in Operation Farm since it started in 2010 and this year it’s been great to see more kids like me get involved in all the workshops & events they do. We are ‘the next generation of gardeners and cooks!’

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Happy 1st Blogging Birthday To Me !!!

Drum roll please……’s one year since I started #blogging and last week I hit 1000 followers and over 10,000 views!

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Allotment ‘Cook Off’ by my Mum

My Mum, Ali, started Operation Farm with some friends 7 years ago; there is a community allotment and orchard and they have lots of outdoor events and workshops. Anna runs the allotment with volunteers and my mum teaches people how to cook the … Continue reading

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Launching the new video ‘An Orchard For Mossley’

Hot off the press, this new video showing a fantastic community effort, planting ‘An Orchard for Mossley’

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It’s all grow!!!

It’s been all go this week as we finally got to enjoy a bit of warm spring weather. I’ve been busy in the school garden with my mates, worked really hard at a ‘pop up’ kids café on Saturday and on … Continue reading

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