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Sunday Morning Gardening at Wadsworth Community Centre

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Heptonstall Open Garden & Afternoon Tea – Saturday 26 June 2015

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Open Garden & Afternoon Tea – 27 June 2015

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Fruit Tree Planting at Blackshaw Head

Planting of fruit trees on the land belonging to Carol & Garry King will take place on Sunday 1st March at 10am. Anyone is welcome to come and give a hand for an hour. Children are welcome too if supervised by an adult.
You can walk to the site from the New Delight Inn (Newdy) in less than five minutes. Just go along the road next to the red telephone box at Jack Bridge, which runs along the stream uphill.
If you have not planted trees before there will be people present to show you how to do it. BEAT is covered by an insurance policy. If you do not know where the site is go to the New Delight Inn and walk from there as it will only take a few minutes to walk to the site along the stream where the red telephone box is.
If you have a spade or can borrow one please bring it along. Do not worry if you cannot bring a spade as we have spare ones. If you do not like digging you can put newspapers around the planted trees with a hessian mat on top to act as mulching. You are also welcome to bring newspapers and magazines on 1st March – even if you cannot participate in the activities.
If the site is covered by heavy snow on the day we will postpone the tree planting. If you want to check in advance email finn.jensen@rocketmail.com or phone 01422 846863.
After the tree planting BEAT will be providing vegan soup with bread and a drink (beer, wine, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or juice) at the New Delight as a thank you and to warm you up again. This will also give you a chance to ask questions to experienced fruit growers if you are considering planting fruit trees and bushes in your garden.
Once the community orchard provides fruit, members of the community can help themselves to fruit but only for their personal use. Surplus will be given to the food bank in Todmorden and to Great Rock Coop

Goings on at the Old Library Cornholme






There’s two great events planned for June – hope to see you there! 

Cornholme & Portsmouth Open Gardens Day 15th June 12:00 until 5:00
The Open Gardens Day has 16 gardens/plots/growing spaces open to view this year... Some people  have entered  again for the  2nd year running so it will be interesting to revisit them a year on….There’s  some really  interesting new ones as well   including a market garden and a   hillside garden designed along Himalayan hill farming lines. There will be refreshments at The Old Library where you can pick up a map of where the gardens are and also pick up some bargain plants from the plant stall, chat with other gardeners and swap hints and tips.

COMMUNICYCLE June 28th Portsmouth Rec 12:00 til 8:00 

Fantastical Family event to be held on Portsmouth Recreation ground, for all the community – there will be local acts, food , face painting, stalls and games. There will be bike time trials and expert bike know how from Dirt Trax. It’s going to be a fabulous day, so put it in the diary.


Proudly announcing new ‘Men in Sheds’ group

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Committee Members Wanted!

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Ryburn Valley High School’s lovely Christine Knowles Memorial Community Garden is now open to the public, but we are still looking for members of the community to join our committee. If you would like to help us make decisions about the development and future of the garden, please contact Karen on 01422 832070 or email v@ryburn.calderdale.sch.uk.