Volunteer

Community Allotment: Done and To Do Lists (Feb/Mar 2023)

Incredible Edible’s Community Allotment is on the Albert Avenue Allotment site in Sedgley Park, Prestwich. (Exact location via What Three Words: https://w3w.co/jobs.lime.pens) I’m Joan, the project coordinator, and we have two sessions a week, subject to my availability. I’m going…

Community Allotment: Done and To Do Lists (Jan/Feb 2023)

Incredible Edible’s Community Allotment on Albert Avenue Allotments in Sedgley Park provided us with a few hours of satisfactory work this month. Last year our neighbour erected a fence in their garden and donated an extra metre wide space in…

Brooklands Road

A group of volunteers living on or near Brooklands Road and Links Crescent in Prestwich have created the Community Herb Garden. It lies on a small piece of unused land that separates the two streets. It was started in 2018…

A word about weeds

What is a weed? Well, a weed is any plant growing somewhere that we, as gardeners, don’t want it to grow. Therefore, any plant has the potential to be a weed, or to not be a weed. A rose bush…

Sedgely Park Community Allotment – Friday sessions

Come and find out how to manage a small allotment or vegetable garden – with the added bonus of getting advice or guidance from an RHS Gold medal winning garden designer.  All harvests are shared amongst volunteers. The sessions are…

Sedgley Project, Albert Avenue Allotments

We run family friendly sessions at our community plot on Albert Avenue, Sedgley Park, Prestwich.   Group members find this an ideal opportunity to learn about tending a vegetable garden or allotment – for free. We are currently holding 2 public…

Sedgely Park Community Allotment – Tuesday sessions

Come and find out how to manage a small allotment or vegetable garden – with the added bonus of getting advice or guidance from an RHS Gold medal winning garden designer.  Volunteers share the harvests. The sessions are Fridays 10…

Growing your own vegetables: Tip 2

Prepare your soil extremely well When I’m creating a new bed, or cultivating an area for the first time, I like to start by double-digging.  This means digging a hole or trench (depending on how big the area is) to…

Growing your own vegetables: Tip 1

Are you planning to grow some vegetables?  Are you are beginner?  Wondering how to start? Any good gardener has learnt through experience.  They know their soil well and they know what grows in the different parts of their garden –…

A little bit of history: IEPAD and St Mary’s Park

Incredible Edible Prestwich & District was launched in May 2010. How did it come about? In spring 2010, two people, George and Joan, were chatting and discovered that they were both hugely inspired by Incredible Edible Todmorden.  They wondered if…

St Mary’s Park: Seeds are here

Since our first season in 2011 we’ve ordered seeds from Real Seeds. This is a fantastic website and business run by Ben Gabel and Kate McEvoy in Wales. Their aim is “to assemble the best collection of really reliable, tasty and…

St Mary’s Park: New beds for 2017

The three veg beds in St Mary’s Park were first created in the autumn/winter of 2010/2011. How the time has flown! A group of us created the beds with the full support of Bury Council. We used recycled scaffolding boards…