Our volunteers braved the wind and rain at the weekend to run the Veg on the Edge stall for the Saltaire Arts Trail weekend. We had lots of goodies on the stall from home made cakes and savouries to a selection of plants. It was great to see so many people on the Arts Trail, despite the poor weather. Thanks to everyone who popped along to our stall, had a chat and made a donation – we’ll be using the funds raised to keep the beds fully stocked with lots of yummy fruit and veg for you to pick and eat!
Our next stall will be at the Saltaire Church Fete (in the United Reformed Church grounds) on 29th June from 12:30 – we hope to see you there!
…by Jenny Freckles at Salt & Light.
Jenny has written a nice little feature post about our ‘Veg on the Edge’ beds and has headed it with a lovely shot of the newly erected bamboo bean supports at the Caroline Street car park plot. Read more here and see the picture!
And while we’re talking about snapping why not snap up some veggies of your own while you wander through the village. I know Jenny mentioned in her article that she’s never taken any but we are encouraging you to take a handful of this and that, here and there. We’re all about the ‘Plant. Pick. Eat’ ethos here and if you can’t help with the Planting we’d love you to have a go with the Pick and Eat!
P.S. There’s some Swiss Chard on Platform 1 ready to pick!!
We now have a second bench at the Baker Beds site on Caroline Street. The bench has been crafted by John Bromley, local resident and friend to Veg on the Edge (thanks John!).
…So follow John’s lead in the picture below and take the weight off, have a perch in the sun and pick a vegetable or two while you’re there!
If you’re interested in joining our Veg on the Edge group get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. Our growing season has started – join us on Wednesday evenings at 6pm – we meet in Caroline Street car park.
If you’re in the mood for a saunter around Saltaire why not take a trip to the end of Caroline Street where you’ll find a green haven at our Baker Beds site. Take a pew on our lovely new bench (thanks to Hirst Wood Regeneration Group) and see if you can spot our feature plants: cherry tree, raspberries, wineberry and goji berries – we’re looking forward to some fab fruit on the site this year!
If you’re interested in joining our Veg on the Edge group get in touch as we’d love to hear from you. Growing season is just around the corner and we’ll be starting up our Wednesday evening gardening sessions from 3rd April – we meet in Caroline Street car park at 6pm.
Is your seed tray full of beans (but nothing else!)? Have you got plenty of round pea seeds but are missing the wrinklies? Do you fancy livening up your veg bed with some mystery seeds?
If you can answer yes to any of the above…or are interested in refreshing/topping up your seed collection ready for the growing season then come and see us at our Seed Swap Stall at the West Yorkshire Organic Group’s Potato Day!
The event is on 9th February 10am-2pm at Exhibition Building, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3JW.
You can either bring some spare seeds of your own to swap with those on the stall or you can buy some of the stall seeds for a small donation.
Looking forward to see(d)ing you there!
The folks over at the Makers Space on Carlton Avenue, Saltaire asked us to look after the bed in their front yard. We chose an apple tree as the feature plant and also put in some herbs and edible flowers which will really brighten up the corner in summer!
As is tradition when planting a fruit tree, we had a bit of a wassail to bring good health and bumper harvests to the tree!
We’ve had a wonderful morning planting out 85 trees around the edge of the Baker Beds site. Luckily the rain held off for us and the sun even popped out for a while! We’re looking forward to seeing the trees grow and establish over the next few years.
We’ve also got a stall full of Christmas goodies at the Saltaire Christmas Fair in Victoria Hall from 4:00 today – come and say hello!