It has been a busy start to the year for the Growing Works team. We are so grateful for the recent funding received from Morrisons, The Edward Gostling Foundation, Awards for All and the Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust allowing us to maintain our popular projects.
With Spring bringing life back to allotments and gardens we have been celebrating in style, enjoying the increasingly accessible and wonderfully calming space at Wakefield Road Allotments at the Spring Awakening Event. Thanks to everybody that came along to share food, have a go at heritage crafts, and decorate and hunt for Easter eggs. We had a fantastic time and can really see the potential for this outdoor therapy space!
We had a great time crafting with volunteers at Paddock village hall on the 6th December – thanks to all those who helped out. All the crafty creations went down well at the POD in the Piazza event on the 11th.
The weather may be turning decidedly wintry but we have shelter at Wakefield Road with our newly finished Polytunnel! Thanks to everyone that helped make it happen – we will be continuing to meet there through the winter!
Our Sprout sessions are now running in both Dewsbury (at Crow Nest Park) and Huddersfield. We had a lovely time at Stirley Farm last Saturday making paints from wild berries we collected, trying out our own recipes at the juice bar and getting some weeding done. We even saw a deer!
Lots of families joined us at Crow Nest Park yesterday enjoying the sunshine for Food in the Park. We’ll be there again on Wednesday the 8th, 15th and 22nd August between 11am – 1pm.
The weather was fantastic for POD at The Piazza Centre in Huddersfield on the 10th July. We had the support of our fantastic volunteers to deliver outdoor activities with delicious herbal teas and Hapazome Art on offer.
Thanks again to Mark who ran the London Marathon in support of Sprout. It was an amazing achievement of 4hrs 8mins in the hottest marathon recorded. The money raised makes a massive difference to support families.
Still time to donate at https://localgiving.org/fundrai…/markwhitakerlondonmarathon/
Even the British weather didn’t dampen the spirits yesterday for POD at Almondbury Community Allotment. It was great to see people cooking bread on the rocket stove and making fresh Houmous with wild garlic! The BUD group enjoyed the company and got stuck in planting up the allotment borders and putting in Peas.
With help from the Volunteers we’ve been busy at our new growing site at Wakefield Road Allotments. It’s an exciting space with lots of potential as we get ready from the growing season.
As we look towards the Spring we are excited to be Launching workshops at Dalton allotment in partnership with Community Learning Works. If you have an interest in the area, the Dalton Sure Start Centre and the allotment workshops, then join us for our launch session on Friday 2nd March, get involved and have your say on this resource for the community!
Watch this space for pictures of the projects as they gear up for the growing season!
20/12/17 A new home for Growing works
We owe a BIG thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers who have supported Growing works through a move this month! With lots of sorting and clearing, packing and moving to be done and just two weeks to do it all, our volunteers have been amazing. Thank you all!
From our new office at Paddock Village Hall, 9 West View, Huddersfield, we’re looking forward to the exciting opportunities this new space can offer.
The office will be closed between 22nd December – 8th January when we will be back promoting ‘Healthy Lives Outdoors’ and looking to the future with our great projects. Keep up to date with our plans for the new year through our latest activities page, Facebook, and Twitter, or call us for information on 07719 509703.
2/11/2017 Enjoying the Autumn sunshine with POD at Honley Community Centre
What a beautiful day to be outside! We had a great time at the Harvest Activities POD event. The sun was shining, and our fun outdoor activities were accompanied by music from the ‘sing in t’valley’ group.
Everyone enjoyed the warming pumpkin soup and mulled juice, and our younger participants particularly loved making, cooking, and eating the apple and banana fritters.
Thanks to all those who came along and particularly our Young Mentors and Volunteers who supported the various activities.
Preparing for POD – Harvest Activities in Honley
The team at Growing works are preparing for our next POD event which is happening this Friday 27th October at Honley Community Centre, Stoney Lane.
Come and join us – we have fabulous FREE activities for all to celebrate the Autumn season!
Hot pumpkin soup, bulb planting and willow lantern making.
How you can get involved…