We saw some hot stuff on our recent visit to the Cellar Project’s allotments recently.
Jack First had filled a wheelbarrow with unseasonal fruit and veg plucked from the hot beds he has created there. It was fascinating to see how many crops could be produced right through winter using the hot bed method.
Some fabulous cakes were washed down with tea and coffee and a good time was had by all.
The WYOG Plant Sale will be at at Bingley Market on 17th May 2014 – note the new venue!
As in the past, this is a great chance to get your hands on some excellent value organic plants grown by WYOG members. Why not come and grab some bargains and say hello?
Bingley Market is in the Town Square. The railway station is a short walk and there are buses every ten minutes.
The annual WYOG post festive meal will be on Friday 31st January, 2014, at The Terrace Cafe Bar and Bistro, Saltaire, offering the finest French cuisine in West Yorkshire.
Our annual meal is a great chance to kick back, relax in good company, review the previous year and look forward to the next. All welcome, the more the merrier. Please let Peter Taylor know if you would like to come.
The Terrace website has a full range of menus, including vegetarian options on the specials menu. If you want to pre-order please let Peter know what you would like – that would be a great help.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Forest of Bradford are having another of their regular planting dates this Saturday 14/12/2013 – why not have a go?
Guardhouse North Dean Lane, BD22, 6QX
Meet in lay by on North Dean Lane by the mini roundabout at North Dean Lane and Guard House Road junction, follow signs to planting site. Call 01274 487270 for further details, no previous experience required, bring warm, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch. Location map on request.
The schedule for the 2013 Organic Fruit Flower and vegetable Show is now available. You can download a copy, and there are more details available on the show pages of the website. Look forward to seeing your entries!
Our visit to Edibles went very well. There was plenty of interest and we had a good day in the relatively cool weather. A slideshow and talk was followed by a tour of the site. This was followed by a fantastic lunch with a seemingly endless supply of fabulously tasty pizzas straight from the wood fired cob oven.
On the way back to the station we found a new friend on the road, whom we relocated to somewhere a bit safer.
Please download a poster and put it up in your window, or your local shops and library. If you don’t have a printer and would like us to send you some, please get in touch.
Edibles is a permaculture project set in a beautiful position in the Colne Valley near Huddersfield. WYOG will be visiting on July 20th at 1.30 so we can catch the 12.30 train from Huddersfield.
The visit will include a site tour and talk outlining how permaculture principles have informed the development of the site, which will be free to members. If there are quite a few of us (say 12 or more) they will be firing up the pizza oven for £7.50 per head (pizza, salad, cake, drinks) – BYO wine and beer. All the pizzas are vegetarian and there are vegan options. They can also do gluten free dough if you let me know in advance. If numbers are below 12, there will be a charge of £2.50 per head for drinks and home made cake.
Please contact Peter Taylor asap (01484-607748 or at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to come so we can book the pizza oven.
Edibles is situated at Paddock Farm , West Slaithwaite, which is midway between the villages of Slaithwaite and Marsden, in the South Pennines. Marsden is the nearest train station, which has hourly connections from Huddersfield and Manchester. A pleasant one mile walk along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath brings you to Paddock Farm.
By road they are one mile from the A62, Huddersfield to Manchester Road. The full address is The Barn, Paddock Farm, Park Gate Road, West Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5XA. PLEASE DO NOT USE SAT NAV, but download the pdf of directions from their website at http://www.edibles.org.uk
More information on Edibles can be found on their website.
Not only is it a great chance to fill in some of the gaps in your sowing, it’s a great way to donate extra plants that you don’t have space for.
A variety of plants are welcome – unusual veg/herb plants especially good – and we hope to have a special section for plants grown from Heritage seeds. Flowering plants and perennials sell well too.
You can download a copy of the posterby clicking on the image on the right.
Plants and helpers are needed to support WYOG at our annual plant sale. Please phone Marion on 07532 428673 to offer help or for more information.