We are pleased to welcome Alan McDonald as our part time development worker. He impressed us at interview with his attention to detail and his skills in IT which will be essential in the year ahead if we are to make the Hub sustainable in the future.
Our logo was redesigned as part of the website development. The website is scheduled for launch at our ‘Seedy Saturday’ event, where Alan will be on hand to show people the ropes. We hope the website will be a useful resource for the whole community and in particular for our membership who will be able to access the site to edit food maps, events and projects.
Calder Food Hub stage their second ‘Seedy Saturday’ event in association with Hope Baptist Chapel on the 9th of April. The afternoon promises to be a vibrant mix of seed and plant swapping, displays from local gardening and food related groups, advice on seed saving, plus seed sowing and craft activities for children.
5 people attended the Calder Food Hub ‘Fruit Bush Pruning’ course at Callis Community Garden on 5.3.11. The course included a local food lunch including jam made from the berries grown and harvested at the site last summer. “Pruning stimulates growth, allows light to penetrate and air to circulate” said course facilitator, Guy Rees, “they are easy to plant and easy to maintain”.