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Autumn Foraging – Helping to Ward Off Winter ills

Rachel and Debbie recently ran a foraging session at the Hive, Philips Park, Prestwich. The theme was looking for signs of autumn. The attendees also helped to make a healthy elixir to ward off colds and flu. Elderberries, rose hips,…

A new site is born

Welcome to our new Incredible Edible Prestwich site. It’s a garden along the space, or ginnel, in between Bedford Street and Kenyon Lane. A ginnel garden demonstrates how a community can work together to work on a small area and…

Our First fermentation workshop

On July 22nd we held our first “test” fermentation workshop. The group started to produce and ferment Sauerkraut (using cabbage) and also mixed vegetables, to be ready in a few weeks. Now we’ve proved that the concept works another workshop…

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…

2023’s first session at St Mary’s Park

On the 5th March we had the first session at St Mary’s Park. We weeded the beds as it was a bumper year for sycamore seeds! We got as many out as we could see. No doubt we’ll have missed…

A seed swap hosted by the Cloud Gardener

You probably won’t know Jason Williams, but you might know him as the Cloud Gardener. Jason moved into an 18th floor flat in Manchester just before lockdown and subsequently struggled with his mental health. However, he quickly noticed that caring…

Permaculture session at Philips Park

And so, we had the second get together of our North West Permaculture Network group, the first of 2023. This time the venue for the gathering was The Barn at Philips Park, headquarters for Incredible Edible Prestwich and District. This…

It’s time to chit your Potatoes

If you’re thinking of planting and harvesting a potato crop, now is the time to start chitting your potatoes. Chitting is the process of encouraging seed potatoes to sprout before planting them. It can help potatoes to grow more quickly…

Starting growing vegetables – jobs for March

March is a great time to start preparing for growing vegetables. Here are a few things you can do in March to get ready: Choose a garden site: Choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight (at…

Incredible Edible’s campaign on the “Right to Grow”

During the last few months, a number of Incredible Edible groups around the UK have been getting together online to share their stories from the last two years. Pam Warhurst and the Incredible Edible Community Interest Company (CIC) board felt…