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Presenting Plenty Preserves, Seasonal Food Days and Growers’ Survey

Plenty Preserves is an initiative between re-considered and Grow Bradford. In late summer 2015 we received a grant from WRAP (Waste Reduction Action Programme) to find creative solutions to surplus food from Bradford's St. James wholesale market. The project uses re-considered's experience of waste systems and Grow Bradford's experience of food systems to co-operate on designing an innovative product range of preserves from surplus food. Since Autumn 2015 we have been visiting the market at least once a week to talk with traders and see what food they are no longer able to use. We love going there and finding

BEES field trip to Barden Bridge, near Bolton Abbey

On November 26th about 20 people joined the BEES (Bradford Environmental Education Service) annual mystery Wildlife Field Visit.  We met in Bradford, by the Unitarian Church, as is tradition, and took the mystery minibus trip to Bolton Abbey.  From there some ramblers walked through Strid Woods to Barden Bridge and back again, whilst myself and the other amblers strolled to the aqueduct and back. We were lucky to have with us experts on fungi, lychens and botany and birds, so we stopped to look at fungi; including wrinkled club, lumpy bracket and olive oysterling. Further along we saw mandarin ducks

Forest Fest Oct 19th

Playing in the woods!  What a great way to spend the weekend!  That's what Forest Schools is all about, so I can't think of a more exciting thing to be training to do at the moment.  As a Forest Schools trainee it really was a perfect way to spend the weekend with something for all the family. Forest Fest is funded and organised by BCEP (Bradford Community Environment Project).  There was a series of workshops offered by Forest Schools and Outdoor Practitoners in foraging and cooking outdoors, assessing and taking risks and using tools for bushcraft. We only had time