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Call for help!

I am doing the Good Food Advice Stall for Bradford Community Environment Project’s Gardening for Health programme (my work) on Thurs 26 March, 11am – 1pm.  The stall is in Oastler Market, Bradford City Centre.  I did have a helper coming who would have been able to sell WYOG left-over seed spuds from Potato Day, but she is no longer available.  Can anyone help out?  It’s not too onerous a task, and is usually quite jolly (I do it once a month – though we don’t usually sell potatoes!).  All you need to do is be there, I will bring the potatoes etc.   If you can help, contact me at my work –, tel 01274 223236.

Jane Robinson

More spuds

We have a few seed potatoes left over and available for sale – Setanta (late main, organic) and Duke of York (1st early, not organic).  Contact Jane on if you want any.  If there are any left by the end of March, she’ll have them with her on the Bradford Community Environment Project session at the Good Food Advice Stall in the entrance to Oastler Market, Bradford on Thursday 26 March from 11am to 1pm.


Please join us for the WYOG AGM, at Caroline Social Club, Saltaire, 12.00 – 3.00, on Saturday 15th of November 2014. This is a great chance to meet up without having a million and one things to do, such as at Potato Day and the Show. Come along and meet other members and find out a bit more about what we do.

The meeting will consist of:

12.15 – 1.30 AGM
1.30 – 2.00 lunch
2.00 to 3.00 Terry’s ten top tips for tasty tomatoes

Tomato expert Terry Marshall will be giving the talk he gave at the Show, so that all the volunteers who missed it get the chance to hear how to grow tasty tomatoes.

You can download an agenda for the meeting.

It would help if you could let us know you are coming.


Hot bed video

Horticulturalist and hot beds expert Jack First will be running courses on creating hot beds again later this year. To promote the courses he has made a short video presentation, giving a brief introduction to hot beds and also some of the amazing results produced from using this wonderful horticultural technique. In the video, which was filmed on 30th May Jack explains what a hot bed is and shows some of the superb organic produce that is harvested at this early time of year.


WYOG Post-Festive Meal

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!

Grow something new

SNS flier BCEPDid you realise that there is a whole host of exciting novel food crops that can be grown in the UK such as…

  • Calaloo – a wonderful leafy green from Jamaica
  • Green chick peas from India
  • Sharks fin melon – a savoury melon used in soups by the Chinese

If you are part of a community group, allotment or growing group BCEP are offering free training, resources and seed for growing and preparing new and exciting food.

Think you may be interested? Then contact Jane Robinson, or telephone 01274 223236.
More details are available at, or download the flyer, right.

The first session will be Thursday 7 February 2013, 11 am – 3pm, at BCEP’s Wibsey Park Community Garden, Reevy Ave, BD6 3EY