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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. The session is every Friday from 10:00am to 11:00pm. …

Chutney Making

Come and join our team of chutney makers at Sarah’s house in Prestwich. No experience is necessary – we’ll soon have you chopping, stirring and label sticking like an expert. We’ll make apple chutneys on the 13th and label the jars on 4th…

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 one public session a…

Sedgely Park Community Allotment

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. Contact Joan, the event organiser to arrange access. It’s…

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…