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Course on grasses (information from permaculture network)

Course on grasses (information from permaculture network)

The course will be  looking at the association of grasses and herbs growing in particular places and what these assemblages of plants can tell us about the soil, the  land

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Healthy fat hidden in dirt may fend off anxiety disorders

Healthy fat hidden in dirt may fend off anxiety disorders

From article: Summary: 10(Z)-hexadecenoic acid, a fatty acid found in the soil based bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae, interacts with immune cells to inhibit pathways that drive inflammation and increases resilience to

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Our Future in the Land

Our Future in the Land

” The actions we take in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing are now critical. In

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October Harvest

Look at the beautiful early October harvest. Lots of tomatoes are going to be made into green tomato chutney for sale to members and the public!

AGM coming up!

Agenda for the AGM for 28th March 2019 is below. This is being held in Burnopfield Community Centre from 7pm. (There is ample parking round the back of the community

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Fergie’s first outing in 2019

Fergie’s first outing in 2019

Fergie has had its 1st outing this year starting to prepare the ground for planting of the 1st of the broad beans. It was reluctant at 1st but all was

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Apple Grafting in 2019

Apple Grafting in 2019

Another grafting course at Gibside Community Farm! Jola learned how to graft apple trees and Alistair helped sort out apple types.

Iranian Vegetable Stew (a Field version of Ottolenghi!) Recipe from Cathy

Iranian Vegetable Stew (a Field version of Ottolenghi!) Recipe from Cathy

Butter or butter/oil mix to fry in 1 Large onion chopped Chard or Beetroot stalks chopped ½ Tsp Tumeric 1 ½ Tsp  cumin seeds 1 Tbsp Tomato puree Herbs (

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Chard Lasagne Recipe from Cathy

A large amount of Chard/beetroot top White sauce Lasagne Cheese to top   Separate and wash stems and leaves of chard, chop up separately. In a frying pan slowly soften

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Chard and Chickpeas Recipe from Cathy

One bunch (10-20 stems) chard ( or Beetroot tops) One onion- optional Oil to fry 200-400g cooked or tinned chick peas Chilli/Black Pepper/Spice Mix powder or other flavouring as wished

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