This month, we finished planning some courses on basic growing skills and preparing and cooking seasonal vegetables. The courses, part funded by NHS Health and Wellbeing grant and with tutors funded by the WEA (Workers Education Association) will be run from April through to July. The growing skills courses are 5 day long Saturday sessions at Redacre allotments where we have a community allotment and at Hope Baptist Church where we have been given use of the garden. We are promoting the courses through the WEA and our own contacts. An extract from the flyer:
“You want to grow your own food but are not sure where to start? Whether you have an allotment or just enough space for a few pots, this course will give you the basics to start growing vegetables. We’ll look at site and soil, planning what to grow, crop rotation, composting, seed sowing, companion planting and wildlife. Mornings will be indoor theory sessions, with practical activities outdoors in the afternoons”
Tutor Sally Baker is experienced in teaching growing skills with an emphasis on healthy living.
The cooking skills courses, given by experienced WEA cookery tutor, Alison Jones will be vegetarian and vegan using veg grown from the growing courses and from local Community Supported Agriculture and veg box scheme, HebVeg that grows some of its own veg around Hebden and sources the rest locally. These will be 5 evening sessions held in St Michaels Church in Mytholmroyd.
We hope to sign up participants at our Seedy Saturday event this coming Saturday!