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The blog is a space where our people post small updates and news items that might be of interest. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Buttercups are mean and look like strawberries

As a beginner gardener, one of the first things I’ve learnt is how to tell apart buttercup leaves from strawberries. To the untrained eye, they look exactly the same. Buttercups, though, are mean: they’re considered a weed when you’re growing…

Philips Park Saturday

Yesterday we completed and filled the planter that the Boom group recently built. We are also experimenting with strawberries planted in pots and fastened to the fence in the hope that it will offer some protection from the local rodents!

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…

Families wanted to help at Sedgley Park

Bring the children along to our polytunnel to help us plan work on our plot in 2017 on Thursday 9th February anytime between 2.30pm and 4.45pm. We will: look at how the plot has fared over winter assess any jobs…

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…

5 year progress update

It’s a wild and windy January evening and the forest garden is resting but thoughts of the season to come prompt me to post an update (I know, I should do this more often and pledge to do so!). It’s…

Our favourite events of the year

It’s like a sort of reward every autumn after all the work on our projects when we get together for a few fun events… Along with other volunteers I enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon last Sunday at the annual IEPAD…