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

Sowing New Seeds: Seed Saving Workshop

Sowing New Seeds is a fabulous project organised by Garden Organic in order to investigate and highlight the diversity of exotic crops grown in the UK by ordinary people on their allotments and in their homegardens by saving their own seeds. In Bradford we were lucky enough to participate in a series of events with the inspiring project led by Anton Rosenfeld and Sally Cunningham.  Anton regularly visited Wibsey Park Community Gardens, a BCEP (Bradford Community Environment Project) who participated in, and hosted the project locally in Bradford. Anton gave us a short history of Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library,

Pop up ‘Story Shop’: apple pressing, pasteurising and jam-making

Grow Bradford was part of a pop up 'Story Shop' held on Market Street in October. We joined with other local traders, selling handmade and ethical goods, who pooled together to offer Bradford residents something a little different; the chance to buy something with a story, locally.  Grow Bradford brought fresh, local produce to the shelves; mainly in the form of apples as they are in particular abundance at this time of year.  We were also able to offer fresh cucumbers, kale and tomatoes from Horton Community Farm; local food growing project.  Grow Bradford took part in Bradford's Fruitshare once