March 7, 2012

Meet Jerry: Our Landsdowne Coordinator

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Landsdowne Coordinator, Jerry

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March 6, 2012

Our Friends at St Mary’s are on-line too!

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One of our Hubs, situated at St Marys just off the ring road, have got their very own Blog. This can be found at http://growstmarys.wordpress.com/ so don’t forget to check it out, especially if you live nearby.

The local Coordinator, Bethan, has also created a twitter account for the Hub, so you can also keep an eye on developments that way. Tweet them @growstmarys.

Helping the local community to find their green fingers.

March 5, 2012

Sharrow Showcase brings a smile.

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Sharrow Showcase brings a smile.

This weekends Sharrow Showcase was a great success, thanks to the efforts of two of our ‘Community Growers’ Coordinators, Bethan and Jerry.

They shared their knowledge of sowing seeds with local residents, who we hope are encouraged to carry on growing!

March 5, 2012

Coconuts in Sheffield?

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Simple Question, Can Sheffield Grow its on coconuts?

rendering of the concrete orchard

This brilliant Guardian article is well worth a read!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2012/mar/01/sheffield-coconuts-educateaward-jacobszikora

March 5, 2012

Find yourself a copy of ‘Now Then’ Magazine, we’re featured!

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Afternoon all! Guess what landed on our Desks this morning?

Our page spread in Now Then magazine

You can find Now then in any Establishment/shop/venue in Sheffield worth their Salt. Some great tips from Ruth, our project leader, to help get you started. Spring is upon us, so act quick!

March 5, 2012

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

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You can keep up to date with all the latest Community Growers news, and even contribute your own news, images and comments.

March 5, 2012

All Aboard the Potato Boat!

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All Aboard the Potato Boat!

Bethan, our Community Growers Coordinator @ St Marys, recently ran a Workshop involving 7 local families, teaching them how to grow the basic and versatile Potato!

Bethan introduced them all to Chitting, and sent them away to have a go themselves.

We wish them every success.

February 21, 2012

Introducing our Community Growers Coordinators

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Hello!

I’m Ruth the Community Growers Project Leader at Grow Sheffield. This is my first blog post, but over the coming months there will be lots of exciting activity to report in the world of Community Growers.

So what is Community Growers? Well, it’s all about getting people in different areas of Sheffield to grow their own food. This could be in gardens, on balconies, in shared spaces – just about anywhere really!

We have funding from the National Lottery Local Food Fund and have recently appointed 6 people working as Community Growers Coordinators. Each of them will work in a small area of Sheffield to get people growing. Over the next few days I will be introducing them to you individually.

 

 

February 9, 2012

More info coming very soon…..

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This blog will be updated very soon, starting with an introduction to our new Community Growers Coordinators.

February 9, 2012

Kale patch on Landsdowne Estate.

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Community Growers Coordinator, Jerry Simon, taking a look at the Landsdowne Estate’s very own Kale patch!