Category Archives: Education

How to Grow Seedlings for the Plant Stall at the Fete

Peppy has produced some last-minute advice for our seedling-growers. Click the links below to download the Letter and Instructions. Letter for plant bonanza on June 5th Seedling instructions – sowing plan 2016

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Moving Jim, our splendidly mobile polytunnel

Yes, Jim the Polytunnel has moved to winter residence and is now back to it’s original location on the field. Here’s a short video of how we do it. We have to make sure that any crops in between where … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Travelogue No.5 – Exposing the Great Romanian Land Grab

Hello everybody, We have now left Romania, where we were meeting Attila Szocs from the organisation ECO RURALIS of peasant farmers, gardeners and consumers. Attila gave us deep insights into the issues of access to land and land grabbing in … Continue reading

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Growing into The Challenge

We have been having great fun working with a team of volunteers from the National Citizen Service (NCS).  They have been learning about what we do here in our fields, fundraising and coming up with some great ideas to promote … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Travelogue No.4 – Travelling to Romania

Just a quick update 11/07 by email: … we’ve crossed Slovenia and are now about 2/3 across Hungary on the our way to Romania. We hope to be there by 8pm tonight, perhaps. The trip is generally going really well. … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Travelogue No.3 – Italia

Ciao! We are on the road again after visiting Rome! In Rome, Marta Di Pierro (AIAB Lazio) welcomed us and arranged an insightful and highly enjoyable stay in Italy. We visited 2 farming projects that are excellent examples of access … Continue reading

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The Compost Loo has Landed

We have our very own toilet facilities at Runfold! Thunderbox kit plus labour equals “Betty’s Temple Garden”.      

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Gavin’s Travelogue No.2 – Catalunya

Hola from Peter, The next stop of our road trip filming ACCESS TO LAND FOR AGROECOLOGICAL FARMING in Europe was Catalunya. We drove to the mountain town of Rialp in the Pyrenees. Here we met Vanesa Freixa and her lovely … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Travelogue No.1 – Southern France

Our very own Farnham Local Food apprentice, Gavin Bridger, is currently travelling across Europe as part of an Erasmus+ funded film project to explore the issues of access to land by entrants with a non-farming background. The film, produced by … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry! :'(

It is one of nature’s many ironies that the most commonly used vegetable ingredients regularly reduces cooks to tears. The very first step in so many recipes is to ‘finely chop the onion’, after which subsequent instructions become a blue … Continue reading

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