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Calder Food Hub – January Update

In December the company has been preparing to administrate grant funding from the Local Food Programme for the development of a local food system in Hebden Bridge.


As well as regular volunteer visits to our two projects at Hebden Bridge Library and Hope St Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge, we have been helping in the harvesting of Jerusalem Artichokes at the ‘Fruits and Roots’ site at Callis Mill. We aim to raise the profile of this easy to manage root vegetable with recipe and information sheets at the outlets where they are sold. The bitter frosts in December meant we had to be quick when the opportunity arose.

Rhubarb Farm – January 2011

December was significant in that we appointed our first two staff. Ruth Durham will be our Admin/Finance worker and Jimmy Anderson will be our site supervisor for an interim period until our horticulturist can start. But the deep snow from 30th November delayed the work on site to lay our car park and get the base for the containers (office and storage) laid. Continue reading

Green Up Your Act education – December Update

On the 24th of November Green up your Act attended the Brighton Recycling Project Christmas event. This proved to be an excellent opportunity to not only provide workshops but also promote our new venture Iner-city Eco Club. The club is aimed at people of all ages to come and learn about the environment through recycling, arts and crafts, seasonal food and other fun actives. Thanks again Vegware for supporting Green up your Act Education it has been our most productive year yet!

Calder Food Hub – November Update

November has seen the company complete its funding application to the Local Food Programme, who confirmed that the grant had been awarded at the end of the month. This is great news to mark the end of a two and a half year process, and will enable the Hub to contribute to the development of a local food system for Hebden Bridge. Thanks again to Vegware for their support during this period. Continue reading

Rhubarb Farm – December Update

November was a month for looking forward. We have advertised 2 jobs – an admin/finance worker and a horticulturist – and are interviewing in December. We expect to get two gardeners through Future Jobs Fund starting in February. We are submitting some funding bids to continue us beyond the first year, and we will have our car park laid and the containers sited. These are the physical signs that we are moving forward – it is exciting. We have also received £1,000 from Bassetlaw PCT and an assurance of another £5,000 from Nottinghamshire County Council.

Calder Food Hub – October update

Hebden Bridge’s first Fruity Festival took place on Saturday 9th October and was a celebration of the abundance of our local Autumn Produce. The day was a tremendous success and was attended by an estimated 250 people. Activities on the day included Cookery demonstrations from Mark Brankin, the head chef from Moyles, who showed us how to cook using local seasonal produce, Herbal medicine demonstrations with Local herbalist Sue Goodwin, cinema, seed and plant exchange, Kids Space and Café. Continue reading

Rhubarb Farm – November Update

October marked a couple of milestones in Rhubarb Farm’s progress: teams of Community Payback workers started to clear the brambles and rubbish, and we had our inaugural event on the site, ‘Soup On Site’. We were pleased that, despite some rain, a lot of local residents came along from Langwith, the village in which Rhubarb Farm is situated. Bolsover Rotary Club loaned and erected a marquee which kept everyone dry. Continue reading