IER News Update

Written by Lynn Leyland-Mather. Posted in News

Gardening at Peel Brow School

Well, planting is well on the way and everything is greening up everywhere – despite the cold!

We’ve started a gardening club at Peel Brow School which we hope the parents will take over eventually.

The children are very enthusiastic but need a bit of directing so if anyone is free on a Friday lunchtime and willing to help please contact me.

View the Planting at Gardening at Peel Brow School slideshow

Ramson Day 2012

Ramson Day went really well – how jammy we were to get a fine day between torrential rains and hurricane winds!

We gave out over 100 Ramsons and recipe leaflets plus samples of pesto, Ramson tarts and other lovely goodies and the children had their faces painted with beautiful pictures of Ramsons.

More photos from the day coming soon.

Holly Mount Orchard

Ian presented an ‘Orchard’ talk to the Greenmount Womens’ Institute and was given a very generous donation (Thank you) – he must have really charmed them!

Monday evenings at the Orchard have now resumed! Our main orchard maintenance sessions will still take place on the first Sunday of each month. If you’re not up to working just go and soak up the view, it’s OK-honest.

Plant and produce swap

We’ve started our Thursday evenings at the 'Good Sam' plot again (now called the Hearth of the Ram). We’ll be swapping plants and produce – or just giving stuff away. You can also bring your surplus plant pots and seed trays so please don’t bin them!

Wildflower guerrilla gardening

Some of our members are tackling a really rough area of ground behind the vets and Isherwoods by creating a wildflower garden which will attract bees to pollinate all the lovely fruit and veg you might be growing.

Please contact us if you'd like to help or have wild flowers or seeds to donate. Look out for FREE wild flower seed packs on the front of papers and help The Bee Cause.

Beekeeping for beginners!

Next Tuesday on the 15th May we are having a FREE talk on Beginning Beekeeping.

View/download the poster to find out more...

There’s a lot of interest in bee keeping at the moment so try to get to the Eagle + Child in plenty of time to park and get a glass of beer and a seat before 7.30.

Food Revolution Day at the Eagle + Child

On 19th May starting at 12 o'clock midday, the Eagle + Child are holding a Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Day.

We’ll be there to help sow veg seeds for people to take home while one of their chefs gives demonstrations on cooking with the same ingredients.

Meals will be available at a nominal cost. Watch the Eagle + Child website as well as ours for more info.

Incredible Edible at Greenmount

A working party is needed this SATURDAY the 12th of May, 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Help prepare an area (digging etc) by the church and Lomax Street (alongside Tan Tone) Greenmount for an Incredible Edible area. Refreshments have been kindly offered in the church after we have finished.

Full details can be found in the events section of the Greenmount Community Village website.

St. Andrews School is asking for donations of seeds, plants, containers and gardening expertise. Please contact the school if you can help.

In collaboration with Park Farm who are giving us a discount we are offering a FREE apple tree to any school in Ramsbottom :)

Our website has now reopened its forum so please use it for any comments, recipes, gardening advice or problems.

We would love to see you at any of our events or plots or hear from you via our website, twitter or facebook.

Happy Growing and Eating

Lynn and the IER team

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