Thursday, 20 May 2010

Community Supported Agriculture

Transition Buxton hosted a talk by the Soil Association yesterday.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown.

CSA offers larger scale food production than can be acheived by allotments or community gardens.

The Soil Association website offers a lot of information about CSA here

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Planting Begins!

This week our volunteers have been busy planting at Beech Hall and the Rowans.

There is now something to show for all the hard preparation work put in over the winter.

Beech Hall will be be hosting a picnic beside the garden on May 22nd where children will be able to plant their own food and see it grow.

Sara's Garden Party

On Sunday Sara hosted a social event for Food4Macc members in her garden. In addition to home-made food, there was a bric-a-brac stall and a plant sale, which together raised £80 for Food4Macc.

A big "Thank You" to Sara and her family for volunteering to run this event.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

New Discount for Food4Macc members

Macclesfield Community Garden Centre has agreed to offer a 10% discount to Food4Macc members from its premises inside West Park.
The garden centre is self sustaining, with all plants and products grown and sourced locally to support the local economy. In addition to providing both training and support to people with learning disabilities, the centre provides a vibrant retail operation and garden services.
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