With spring just around the corner it’s time to stock up on your seeds for the growing season ahead!
Veg on the Edge will have a seed swap stall at the now-famous West Yorkshire Organic Group’s Potato Day in Exhibition Hall, Shipley College, Saltaire on 8th February 10:00-2:00. You can bring us some of your own seeds to swap with ours or donate any extras for us to grow in the community veg beds. If you don’t have any seeds to swap you can still join in the fun and ‘pay as you feel’ for any seeds you fancy!
And while you’re there don’t forget to stock up on your potatoes!
Join us on an enjoyable two-hour walk around the local area to learn what grows nearby that can be eaten, and how to identify it. This special event will be led by the well-known forager and wild food specialist Mina Said-Allsopp (http://www.msitu.co.uk). Mina is highly knowledgeable and her walks are always great fun.
To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org and simply pay in cash on the day.
£20 per person taking part. Places are limited so booking is advised.
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016, 12pm to 3pm
We’ll be on site at the Sunday School Garden over the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival as part of the Open Gardens trail. Drop by to say hello, take a look at what we’ve been growing this year and pick up a treat from our stall of homemade goodies.
Click here to download the opening weekend guide featuring the Open Gardens and Sculpture Trail, as well as the Makers Fair, performances, exhibitions and pop ups in village houses.
On Saturday 25 June 2016 we had a lovely afternoon at the annual Village Fête at Saltaire United Reformed Church. Sharing a stall with fellow growers Saltaire Canalside Allotments, together we raised £130 for our community growing activities. Thank you to everyone that came along and donated, luckily most of our treats and produce had been snaffled up before the heavens opened! Take a look at some photographs from the day below courtesy of talented photographer Matt O’Brien.
It’s all go in Saltaire this Bank Holiday weekend with the marvellous Saltaire Arts Trail, and Veg on the Edge will also be keeping busy.
We’ll be on site at the Sunday School Garden (in Caroline Street car park) on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. Swing by to say hello and take a look at what we’ve grown so far this year.
If you’re interested in becoming more involved, one of our group members will be on hand to have a chat and answer your questions. There’ll also be some tasty treats, potted plants and herbs to takeaway for anyone who’d like to make a donation to the project.
Hope to see you then!
We are planning a special event led by the well-known forager and wild food specialist Mina Said-Allsopp (msitu.co.uk) later this year.
Join us on an enjoyable two-hour walk around the local area to learn what grows nearby that can be eaten, and how to identify it. Mina is highly knowledgeable and her walks are always great fun.
We’re currently finalising details for the event and will be posting the date and how to get tickets soon. Join our mailing list for further updates or email email@example.com to register your interest. We looking forward to seeing you there!
We’re delighted to be taking part in this year’s Saltaire Open Gardens, during the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival 2015.
We’ll be on site at the Sunday School Community Food Garden at the Caroline Street car park from 12.00pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. Do drop by to say hello and take a look at what we’ve been growing this year. We’re really keen to get feedback about the garden from people living in the area and hear your views on local community growing. There’ll also be some tasty treats available for anyone who’d like to make a donation to the project!
To read more about the opening weekend of Saltaire Festival you can download this year’s trail leaflet here featuring the garden and sculpture trail as well as the Makers’ Fair and pop up houses: Saltaire Festival 2015 Opening Weekend
Fancy lending a hand to transform an eyesore into an oasis?
Veg on the Edge (VotE) is a small group of local people who have a vision: to turn an unloved bit of wasteland behind Shipley Fire Station into a community food garden. We’re looking for people to join us and to help make our vision a reality!
We are organising the project in our spare time and are looking for people who can offer green fingers, help with fundraising and red tape, or just energy and enthusiasm.
Come along to our Information Sharing Day on Sunday 6 October for your chance to visit the site, share your views on our initial design plans, and get involved.
The wasteland between Shipley Fire Station on Saltaire Road and the Park Street playing field. Please access the site via the paved road next to Bella Mia Café, 206 Saltaire Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 3JQ.
The entrance to the site is paved and accessible by prams and wheelchairs. The site itself is very overgrown and uneven. Please wear appropriate footwear and watch your step.
We look forward to meeting you!
Want to know more? Click here to download a press release about the event.