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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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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

Hard (standing) work

Hard (standing) work

There have been some exciting developments at the field over the last week or so: a section of the field has been dug out and hard standing put in ready

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Grain Harvest

Grain Harvest

On 4th September, Nafferton Farm, Newcastle University harvested the spelt and rye grain trials on our field. Can’t wait to hear about the results!

Potato Planting

Potato Planting

  Thursday was potato planting day on the Community Farm. Graham and Brian from the Ferguson Club brought their tractor and potato planter and lots of members helped plant the

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Spring is almost here!

Spring’s coming! Garlic shoots up in the top field today.

Potato Harvesting.

Potato Harvesting.

Lifting the spuds on the top field with the help of the Ferguson Club and their vintage potato spinner ( and some members with vintage knees!).

Newcastle University planting trial.

Newcastle University planting trial.

  We are working with Newcastle University who are using part of our field to trial plant spelt and rye. Here are some pictures from Mick Marston of the drilling.

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A great crop of onions!

  Our onions have the best view in the North East – and see how they grow. Good news is you can now buy them and other veg from the

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Orchard Planting

We will be planting apple trees in National Tree week Nov 26th to 4th Dec, thanks to receiving a grant from the Tree Council. This will be on the field

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