We donated 100 fruit bushes to the Redacre Growing Project, our neighbours in nearby Mytholmroyd. We hoped to get the bushes planted at a workday we attended on Sunday 8th January, but the ground works are still under way and it was thought prudent to wait until machinery had finished before finalising planting positions. Instead we joined the group to mark out 20 new allotments to be allocated this year. See their report at http://redacre.org/calendar.html
Our other neighbours ‘Incredible Edible Todmorden’ teamed up with Making Local Food Work to host a conference entitled ‘Making Local Fruit Work’ on Saturday 28th January. http://www.makinglocalfoodwork.co.uk/about/gs/MLFrW.cfm?frmAlias=/fruit/. We participated by mounting a stall crammed with seasonal goods – scions for grafting this year from a number of proven Apple trees we manage at Callis Community Orchard, grafted whips from last year, Hazlenuts, Jerusalem Artichokes, Horseradish, Elecampagne and a display of Apples that have stored through the winter. There was interest in our projects and events from the 100 delegates, local and national, who attended. There is a report on our website blog at http://www.calderfoodhub.org.uk/blog/wordpress/
We promoted the ‘Tool Library’, courses we are running in the spring and our third ‘Seedy Saturday’ event scheduled for 24th March.
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