BBC Gardeners’ Question Time in Hull

BBC Gardeners’ Question Time is coming to Middleton Hall, Hull University on the 23rd January. https://culturenet.co.uk/events/bbc-gardeners-question-time From 9am on Wednesday 16th Novmeber you should be able to book tickets with the promo code below. To book tickets use the code bbcgarden when redirected to the box office web site The advanced booking code has been provided for the show by Rooted in Hull and is for use by people involved in community, gardening, growing and related work in Hull to ensure those that work for the benefit of the community get the opportunity to attend this event, as such please … Continue reading BBC Gardeners’ Question Time in Hull

Growers’ Network at Truth Juice

Hull Growers’ Network will be speaking for us on the subject of growing your own food, and how we can co-operate in many ways with regards to self sufficiency. The Hull Growers’ Network is a new and exciting local network which aims to build a dynamic economy around local food in Hull. We are linking professional growers, allotment holders, home gardeners, community gardens, schools and colleges that are involved in growing food across Hull and East Yorkshire. By joining together as a network we can help each other through sharing skills, tools, labour, plants and have lots of fun! All … Continue reading Growers’ Network at Truth Juice

Family friendly skill share

Come along to East hull Community Farm for a family friendly skill share and social event. Pumpkin carving and making woodchip paths, followed by fresh pumpkin soup and flat breads. Wear sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs. Advance booking on this event is essential so please contact us at hello@growersnetwork.org.uk to book your place. Location: East Hull Community Farm, Barham Road (to the left of Andrew Marvell School), Bilton Grange, Hull, HU9 4EE. Map https://goo.gl/maps/GnVx6BGdDtz Continue reading Family friendly skill share

October skill share – Speedy cider making!

As a follow up to the fantastic Hull Harvest Feastival, the Growers’ Network are hosting a cider making skill share at the TimeBank office. Wednesday 1:30pm. Aprons provided. Bring granulated sugar, lemons and sterilised glass bottles if you have any. https://goo.gl/maps/64PKN6eYWLG2 Cider warm … a hint of cinnamon Rustling leaves as they start falling Wind whistles through the trees Grab a blanket – Autumn is calling! Continue reading October skill share – Speedy cider making!

Hull Harvest Feastival – Sat 1st October

The 2016 Hull Harvest Feastival is fast approaching and we now have a venue: Princes Dock Street (opposite Princes Quay)! The line up is being finalised, and we are pleased to announce that once again the Tenfoot Ukes will be playing! There’ll be all manner of local food and home-grown produce related competitions and activities: Best jam / chutney / cake competitions, strangest shaped vegetable. Also apple pressing with the team from Pickering Road Community Orchard (bring your own apples and a sterilised bottle), face painting, seed sowing in your used paper bowls and much more besides. We’ve also heard … Continue reading Hull Harvest Feastival – Sat 1st October

Hull Harvest Feastival 2016

The Hull Harvest Feastival is back! Last year, thanks to the generosity of the people of Hull – gardeners, allotment holders and community gardeners – we fed 500+ members of the public in the city centre for free in our celebration of the abundance of the harvest! Can you help this year? Pledge some veg, fruit or ingredients (listed below) and contact us to find out other ways to get involved. We are also looking for donations of:  Sunflower cooking oil, plain & self-raising flour, chapati flour, eggs, basmati rice, red lentils, tinned chick peas, chopped tomatoes.  (Check online for … Continue reading Hull Harvest Feastival 2016

Interactive Map

Come and view our new Growers’ Network map. Where is your nearest community food project? Do you have information that you’d like to us share on the map? Any non-commercial organisation involved in producing, preparing or distributing food for social benefit can be added: community gardens, allotments, CSA farms. Contact us at hello@growersnetwork.org.uk to ask about being added to the map. www.growersnetwork.org.uk/map Continue reading Interactive Map

MAN Summit – Workshops and programme

There is still time to register for the Mutual Aid Network Summit starting tomorrow 5th September. There will be 6 days of workshops and activities which offer practical introductions to the tools and mechanisms of exchange brought together within the Mutual Aid Network.  If the Mutual Aid Network concept seems a bit abstract at this point, this is what the summit is about! Coming together, learning more about it and the international pilot sites involved (including Hull), sharing knowledge, having time to think and talk about applications in our communities and starting the visioning and practical steps to work towards this. … Continue reading MAN Summit – Workshops and programme

Skill share#3

After a short summer break, the next skill share in our series will be at the Down-to-Earth Herb Garden on Salmon Grove, HU6 7SX (next to the University of Hull). It’s taking place on Thursday 8th September 12 noon – 5pm. Drop in at any time! Come how the garden is developing and see preparations for building raised beds from railways sleepers. The herb garden is going to be a place in the city for growing medicinal herbs and learning about traditional herbal medicine. See image for location and more details. www.growersnetwork.org.uk Continue reading Skill share#3