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21 10, 2016

Boots volunteering Day!

Employees from Boots came to visit us recently, armed with paintbrushes, preserving the wood on our raised beds, picnic tables and eco loo.

21 10, 2016

Community Cob Oven

Back in 2014, our wonderful community volunteered their time to make our own unique Clay Oven. 30 local volunteers worked over 5 sessions,

12 10, 2016


Composting provides a way not only of reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also of converting

12 10, 2016


Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder. It's a

12 10, 2016

Spinach and Chick Pea Curry

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped 3-4cm piece of

12 10, 2016

Courgette and Bean Quesadillas

Ingredients 1 onion, finely chopped 4 tsp olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp tomato purée

12 10, 2016

Rhubarb Oaty Tarts

Ingredients 5 sticks rhubarb, cut into 3cm pieces 1 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting 5 tbsp soft