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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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Meet the architect and help plan our barn!

Meet the architect and help plan our barn!

Event on Saturday: Architect – 17th Nov 10 – 1pm – in the portakabin (if too cold we will move down to Gibside) but we will definitely start on the

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Autumn Scenes

Autumn Scenes

What could be more autumnal than drying of squashes? Rachel is doing a sterling job of weighing the harvest, and there is a beautiful and bountiful supply for the veg

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Post-Brexit Agricultural Policy Recommendations

Published by The Landworkers Alliance: Our recommendations for Post-Brexit Agricultural Policy Available here: LWA Post-Brexit Agriculture Policy June 2017

New Bird Survey

New Bird Survey

Gibside Community Farm Bird Survey – Sept 2018 My sixth visit to the site during 2018 took place in the early hours of 29th September 7 – 9 a.m. A

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