Saturday, 18 September 2010

Transition Wilmslow

Transition Wilmslow had a first public meeting this month where they showed the BBC film "A farm for the future" (also available on YouTube here ) after which Food4Macc were invited to explain our experience starting Food4Macc.

Transition Wilmslow have their own website and they have some interesting links which I have unashamedly added to our website, and are listed below so that you don't have to spot what is new!

WWOOF is a charity, teaching people about organic growing and low-impact lifestyles through hands-on experience.

The Permaculture Association is the national charity that supports people to learn about and use permaculture.

Researches into temperate agroforestry and into all aspects of plant cropping and uses, with a focus on tree, shrub and perennial crops

Thursday, 9 September 2010

£1500 Grant from Tesco

Tesco has awarded a grant of £1,500 to Food4Macc.
Currently two of our community gardens are situated in the grounds of Care Homes for the elderly, and the Tesco grant is specifically aimed at projects relating to the elderly in our community.

At the Rowans Care Home Food4Macc has already established four raised beds for growing vegetables plus other beds for soft fruit including raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries and jostaberries. Food4Macc will use the grant at the Rowans and at other sites benefiting the elderly.

The plan at the Rowans is to build a fruit garden with a variety of apples, plums, damsons, pears, cherries and apricots with additional soft fruit beds for more blueberries, various currants, strawberries and other soft fruits.