Tag : Learning to grow fruit and veg

Scything course

Here we are working with John Grundy our trainer, honing our skills (scythes) on the farm site. We are looking to maintain our field using scythes to be more environmentally

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GCF Open Day!!!

Come and join us and see what we do! June 23rd 2-4pm in the field, then social 5-7pm in the walled garden.


Harrowing and preparing beds for planting. Tony tries harrowing for the 1st time. Doesn’t look harrowing, looks fun!

Ploughing away…

After all the wet weather some of the market garden plots ploughed at last to ready them for planting. It was an outing for our new plough. One of our

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Apple Tree Grafting

Last weekend we had a very special opportunity: to learn how to graft apple trees. What an amazing course! We learnt why we should graft rather than grow from pips,

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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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Tractor Training

  Training on our little grey Fergy Tractor – Paul, Mick and Tony.  

Rachel in purple long-sleeved top and brown trousers bending down and holding strawberry plant in strawberry bed.

Taking care of your strawberries for the winter [video]!

Wondering what to do with your strawberries once they have finished for the season? Rachel is on hand to help.        

Leek Planting

From Mick Marston – Mission accomplished (leek planting) Thursday 23rd June Joyce, Maggie, Howarth, Paul, Mick and Rachel, and look at the view, we even had deer for company.