Tag Archives: community orchard

Urban Harvest Job Opportunity

Urban Harvest Job Spec-page0001Urban Harvest is now well known in Birmingham for their fantastic work in collecting and utilising unpicked fruit in the Northfield are of the city.

They now have an Immediate vacancy for a co-ordinator for this years picking.

Please contact Georgia at Northfield Ecocentre, or follow the link here

Mapping Birmingham’s Community Growing Spaces

It has been a while in getting there, Growing Birmingham are please to be able to make available for the first time a map of Birmingham’s Community Gardens, Growing Spaces and Community Orchards.

The map is available here

We know this is by no means complete, and we can add to it all the time, so if your local space is missing and you want it adding then please let us know in a comment below or by e-mail to info@growingbirmingham.org 

Some of the spaces on the map already have more information linked to them, web site addresses and the like, we hope to add pictures too soon.

 

Mallard Community Orchard Flourishing

Months of digging

Back in chilly December Acocks Green Village in Bloom team began an ambitious project, to convert a piece of derelict waste ground to an oasis of greenery for the local community to enjoy.

As the theme of Britain in Bloom this year was ‘edible planting’ the idea of an orchard was soon formed.

Communities: Buy your own land!

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens is holding an information packed day for those interested in BUYING LAND FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS, ALLOMTENTS, COMMUNITY WOODS OR CSAs. Advisors and support organisations are also welcome.

COPLOWSITE

Where: Birmingham Midlands Institute

When: 27th November 2013

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

First Dig – Community Orchard in Acocks Green

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It is a widely held belief that through food we can create community!

It has also been said that some of society’s problems are caused by people becoming disconnected from their community.  We have a wonderful scheme in Acocks Green which could address this problem.

An Eco-wedding at the Grove Road Gardening Project

Wedding guests enjoy planting trees and perennials at the Grove Road Estate

The first day of September saw an interesting and unique event taking place at the Grove Road Social Centre, home to its own Residents’ Gardening Project (read the earlier article about this here).

The marriage of the community’s Social Secretary Terry McCarthy to Secretary Jan Tchamani saw a great deal of gardening activity.

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