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FIG Small Grants Success Story Mapping Access to Healthy Food in Killisick Protecting the Best of British Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens And much more‌


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Editorial Welcome to the new edition of the FIG magazine. FIG is going greener, and you are now able to find us easily online: you can download previous editions of the magazine from the FIG website, and you can sign up to our mailing list for regular updates and to receive the magazine.

Communities For Health / FIG Small Grants In this issue you will find information on FIG’s current projects, including a focus on those which have been supported by the Communities for Health/FIG Small Grants. We take a look at the need to protect British produce in ‘The Business of Food’ and discuss the relationship between hyperactivity and diet. As always, you will also find a range of information about seasonal produce, events and activities taking place this summer. We hope you are enjoying the summer and making the most out of the lovely food available now. Have a good read. Rukia Shaffi and Hélène Pichon, FIG Project Officers

Do you have an idea which will improve health and access to food? People in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to bid for small grants of up to £1000 to improve health, wellbeing and access to food in local areas. The Communities for Health / FIG small grants can be used to help develop new activities or expand current projects aimed at people who are most likely to experience poor health outcomes and poor access to food. If you have an idea which will help to improve health and access to food in the community that you work with then we would love to hear from you. The grants fund is open to a wide range of groups and organisations including children’s centres, community centres, youth or play groups, parent and toddler groups, schools, residential settings and faith groups etc. which are based within Nottingham City. For an application pack please contact: The Food Initiatives Group c/o Groundwork Greater Nottingham Denman Street East Nottingham NG7 3GX Email: fig@groundwork.org.uk


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Community Food Initiative Spotlight - FIG Small Grants Success Story

The Work Place ‘Keeping Active- Winter Woodwork’ FIG/Communities for Health Small Grants support the development of projects that promote a more sustainable food system and improve health within Nottingham. This might be by encouraging food growing, cooking or healthy eating. FIG is particularly interested in initiatives that connect all three. The Work Place is one example of the importance and benefits delivered through the FIG/Communities for Health Small Grants scheme.

The Work Place is charity that has a 20-year experience of working together with people with learning disabilities to take an active part in managing and running their own service. The service is based at two allotments and the food growing and cooking activities create personal development opportunities and allow greater integration into the wider community. FIG was particularly interested in this project as it combined health, environmental and social aspects of sustainability based on interesting and exciting hands on activities.

Awarded £250.00 in autumn 2010, the organisation developed ‘Keeping Active- Winter Woodwork’. It aimed to keep activity levels high over the winter months and build on the success of increased exercise and engagement with a healthy diet that had been developed over the summer. This was achieved through building raised benches, growing boxes, trellis supports and much more which would allow all members of the group, including those who have difficulties in bending, to continue to grow crops.

‘It was a cold winter but we got on and did our woodwork. Working all together it kept us warm’

Completed in June 2011, a FIG project officer visited the allotments to see how the project had developed. The individuals involved with the project showed enthusiasm, pride and excitement at the variety of items they had built. The project has been a great success and has maintained levels of activity through the winter months whilst improving access for all involved with the project. Alice Grigor, project co-ordinator at The Work Place, commented on the importance of FIG’s Small Grants: ‘The FIG small grants application process is simple and straight forward; this has encouraged us to reapply in order to extend and develop previous FIG supported projects. This consistent support from FIG has benefited our members greatly.’

‘Our beans look good on the trellis we made. I am looking forward to getting them home to eat.’


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FIG Projects

Mapping Access to Healthy Food in Killisick The Food Initiatives Group (FIG) was commissioned by the Killisick Improvement Team (KIT) to find out about access to a healthy diet in the neighbourhood. The project ran from January to July 2011. Why? Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity are a very serious public health concern across the UK, and Killisick is no exception. FIG wanted to know if it is easy for Killisick residents to buy and cook fruit and vegetables. How?

showed children how to plant basil and parsley seeds in recycled milk containers, and they were very happy to take them back home to use later on in their cooking. What happens now? A report will be available shortly for the KIT team (and on the FIG website). The findings will influence recommendations that will make it easier for people living in Killisick. If you want to know more, please contact FIG: (0115) 978 8212 fig@groundwork.org.uk

After doing some research, FIG members mapped the area, i.e. looked at the local shops and the fruit and veg on offer, as well as their prices.

Members of the local youth club about to sh are the lasagne they just cooked

In order to understand how residents felt about the issue of access to healthy food, we organised two cooking sessions with a nutritionist for Tavill Field tenants and a local youth group. It was an opportunity for them to learn more about healthy lifestyles. FIG was able to ask them questions about their shopping, cooking and eating habits. The sessions went really well and everyone enjoyed themselves. FIG also took part in the Killisick Fun Day organised by the Arnold and Killisick Residents Association. We

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Fun Day A young boy watering his herbs on the before taking them home


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The Business of Food

Protecting the Best of British Geographical indications on food items have always been a useful tool for bringing together a place and the foods it produces. This approach to food has been transformed into formal policies in various countries and at the European level since 1992. The EU has successfully developed 3 schemes: PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) and TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed). They offer promotion and protection of the names of quality agricultural products, and act as a strong marketing tool for small and medium producers that are skilled and want to protect their knowledge.

The EU Quality Policy appeals to many producers who see it as an opportunity to showcase their products and practical knowledge. Moreover, quality production is our “strongest weapon in the arena of international competition� as former Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel pointed out in 2009. A study carried out in 2008 announced that in 2007, PDO and PGI agricultural products had an estimated wholesale value of 14.2 billion euro. This demonstrates that the schemes can be considered successful, especially taking into account the fact that there are now more than 1000 products registered.

Very popular in France, Italy and Spain, it took time for Britain to catch up on the movement and rediscover, protect and promote the wide range of wonderful products it has to offer. But things are now changing, and Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, is asking the public to nominate regional specialities. For instance, Stilton Cheese is already protected, but many wonderful regional products across the UK deserve the protection in order to be promoted at home and on the continent. It is high time the world realises that Britain produces amazing food of great quality and is developing a vibrant food culture. To suggest local foods please email protectedfoodnames@defra.gsi.gov.uk


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Local Farmers Market Farmers Market Nottingham

Where City Market Square

Alfreton

Institute Lane/Severn Square

Beeston Bilborough Bingham Broxtowe

Stoney Street Car Park of the Pelican pub on Bracebridge Drive Bingham Market Place Co-op on Swiney Way

Bulwell

Bulwell Market Place

Clifton

Southchurch Drive

Derby

Market Place

Hyson Green

Radford Road, Hyson Green

Mansfield

Buttercross Square

Newark Retford Southwell

Newark Market Place Town Hall Yard (behind the Town Hall) Market Place

St Ann's

Robin Hood Chase

West Bridgford

Central Avenue

Wollaton

Wollaton Co-Op Store, Trowell Road Bridge Street

Worksop

Eat Local When 3rd Friday and Saturday, from 9:00am onwards 3rd Saturday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 4th Friday 9am – 2pm Every Thursday from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm 3rd Saturday 1st Saturday 9:30am - 3pm Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm 3rd Thursday, from 9am - 3pm Every Wednesday from 9.00am to 2.30pm 3rd Tuesday, from 9am to 3pm 1st Wednesday 3rd Saturday, from 9:00am onwards 3rd Thursday of the month, from 9am to 3pm Every Tuesday from 9.00am - 2.30 pm 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 1st Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

These days buying food seems to be more stressful than actually preparing it. Finding a good parking space at your local supermarket, hassle to find the better deals and you finally find yourself stuck in a queue with a trolley full of food you didn’t even need. Then comes the stress of storing, when and what to eat and soon enough it starts all over again. Eating locally means that there will be more local produce, more sustainable foods for the local economy. People say that produce grown locally has a much fresher and better taste too. Here are some places for you to try. The Welbeck Farm Shop Welbeck, Worksop, Nottingham S80 3LW Tel: 01909 478725 Email: info@thewelbeckfarmshop.co.uk

The Welback Farm Shop grow most of their produce on site, but also work with local cooperation farmers to encourage people in Nottingham and surrounding areas to grow, eat and enjoy their own produce of sustainable foods.

Gonalston Farm Shop Southwell Road, Gonalston, Nottinghamshire NG14 7DR Tel: 0115 966 5666 E-mail: info@gonalstonfarmshop.co.uk

Gonalston Farm Shop has everything under one roof, fresh fish, quality meats, fruit and vegetables, everything you need to put together great food.

Harker’s Farm Shop Blackberry Farm, Wolds Lane, Clipston-on-the-wolds, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5PB Tel :0115 989 2260 Email: enquiries@harkersfarmshop.co.uk

The shop is situated in the midst of our working farm offering breathtaking views. Visit their field viewing area where the children will be delighted to see their pet Donkey’s, Pygmy Goats, Highland Cattle (including calves), Sheep, Lambs, Geese, Ducks and smaller pets such as Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and lots more. All Produce is grown on the farm and all meat is free range.

Trinity Farm Awsworth Lane, Cossall, Nottingham, NG16 2RZ. Tel: 0115 944 2545 Web: www.trinityfarm.co.uk

Trinity farm have a weekly box scheme for fruit, vegetables and salad and also deliver to Nottingham.

Spring Lane Farm Shop Spring Lane, Mapperley Plains Nottingham NG3 5RQ Tel : 0115 926 7624 Email: enquiries@springlanefarmshop.co.uk

The Spring Lane Farm Shop always offers a large range of fresh local vegetables, fruit, meat and other products in their purpose built Farm Shop, with plenty of space to park.


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Climate Friendly Gardeners Update

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens Windmill Gardens is literally a secret garden. This wonderful place is hidden away behind Bobber's Mill in the heart of Nottingham, nestling behind the Speedo Factory and Collin’s Cash and Carry, next to the railway line. The Gardens have been around for a while, but fell into disuse until last year when a very enthusiastic volunteer took them under his wing (thanks Ron!).

nt lad during the allotme A freshly harvested sa opening day

This year, 2011, we have managed to get funding to help completely revamp the area as part of the "Climate Friendly Gardeners" project, and now all the main re-landscaping has been done, we have finally begun the real gardening. We try to run the site in a really environmentally friendly way, and we aim to use it to help people to succeed in growing fruit and vegetables in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities. The site has been designed to make it possible for those in wheelchairs or with walking frames to reach most parts of it, and our high raised beds are great for those in chairs or who can’t bend. We welcome any nationality and we’re keen to help people try out growing crops from as many countries as possible, to see how they cope with our crazy mixed up weather. We’re getting help and advice in doing that from Garden Organic’s “Sowing New Seeds” project, and also from local gardeners who have brought expertise from other countries.

Some lo vely be rries pic ked

We are trying to show how to minimise water use where possible as well as collecting as much rainfall as we can. Initially, we are making extensive use of mulches, dip planting and cover-cropping, but we hope to try out some novel approaches as well. We’re also working on using our own home-produced coppiced wood to cook on, so that our cooking is carbon neutral. When our clay oven is finished, we’ll be able to have pizza with a really clear conscience!

on site

Why not come and join us? If you are interested in finding out more, we'd love to have you along. At the moment our main volunteer days are Wednesday and Thursday. Call 0115 9788212 and ask for Claire or Tracey to find out more.

A major aim is to help folk make the link between growing and eating, so we have installed an outdoor kitchen and we cook freshly-picked produce on site whenever we can. At the moment, we are harvesting and cooking potatoes which have been a great hit. One recent group of young people decided that they were “awesome!” We’re delighted when groups enjoy the food, but we also use the pick, cook and eat sessions as a practical Volunteers fr om N demonstration of how o ff their beau ottingham Trent to reduce food miles – tiful herb ga rden we do food metres!

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Current Funding Opportunities The Yapp Charitable trust The Trust provides funding for small groups with an income of under £60,000 per year. They will fund core costs for small charities but do not wish to fund new projects. They are interested in work with elderly people; children and young people aged 5 – 25; people with disabilities or mental health problems; people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin - such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, a history of offending. They also make grants to sustain small registered charities' existing work in the fields of education and learning. For more information on how to apply contact info@yappcharitabletrust.org.uk or phone: 0191 4922118.

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Its aim is to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. The Foundation does this by funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. They take pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund. Their primary interests are in the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society. For more information on the grants available and how to apply, please visit http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/index.html

The New Appeals Organisation for the City and County of Nottinghamshire This trust gives small grants to local projects in Nottinghamshire. The Trust will not fund building expenses or education. They wish for application by letter, which can be sent to: Phillip Everett 4, Rise Court Hamilton Road Nottingham NG5 1EU

The Hartley Charitable Trust The Hartley Charitable Trust gives small grants to local organisations in Nottinghamshire of between £1,000£5,000. Please apply by letter to Mr Rick Hartley. The Trust does not wish to receive expensive glossy funding requests Sunnyside Farm Brearton, Harrogate Yorkshire HG3BX

Helen Jean Cope Trust

Naturesave Trust

The trust provides grants to single projects in Nottinghamshire, though only registered charities are eligible to apply.

The Trust funds specific environmental and conservation projects especially within the Small and Medium Sized business community

Grants range from £500 to £30,000 Apply by letter to: Mrs M Savage 1, Woodgate Bath Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 2TY

The Nottinghamshire EnviroGrant Scheme It is a community fund to which not-forprofit community groups based in the county of Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham) can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which improve their local environment. Projects with an environmental/green focus are prioritised, however all applications are considered on their individual merit. For an application form please email nottsenquiries@veolia.co.uk or telephone on 0115 850 5900, with the following information: your name and address; your community group's name; an outline of what you do and where you are based. If your project requires considerable financial assistance (i.e. more than £1,000) please visit the Veolia Environmental Trust at www.veoliatrust.org to find out if it qualifies for funding under the Landfill Communities Fund. Contact Amy Roberts at +44(0)115 850 5900 or by email at amy.roberts@veolia.co.uk

For more information, please visit their website at http://www.naturesave.co.uk/trust_nat uresave.html

Awards for All England This simple small grants scheme delivers awards of between £300 and £10,000. The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. Projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes: People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills; Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems; Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy; Healthier and more active people and communities. To apply, please visit their website at http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/englan d/apply.html


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Food Policy

Hyperactivity: Can Diet Have an Impact? A variety of recent studies have shown a relationship between hyperactivity (especially in children) and diet. Whilst there are debates about the extent to which diet influences behavioural disorders, it seems clear that a diet high in fat and sugar increases symptoms. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than just hyperactive behaviour. Children with ADHD tend to display three basic problems: they struggle to pay attention, they are hyperactive and they act on impulse. An estimated 5% of school-age children in England and Wales have ADHD. This means that it affects one or two children out of a class of 30. It clearly is an issue which children, families and teachers are struggling with today. Conventional treatment usually involves behavioural therapy, and sometimes medication. However, these options tend to be combined with complementary treatments, often related to a change in the diet of the child.

Research funded by the Food Standards Agency concluded that consuming a mixture of certain artificial food colours and the preservative sodium benzoate could be linked to increased hyperactivity in some children. To complement this, a research conducted by The Lancet (one of the world's leading medical journals) found out that a severe change in diet to one comprising of water, rice, turkey, lamb, lettuce, carrots and pears (food items free from additives contained in manufactured food) had a spectacular effect: 64 % of children diagnosed with the illness radically reduced their symptoms with this simple and basic shift. The changes were very noticeable and strongly impressed the teachers. In order to better cope with ADHD and hyperactivity, it is recommended to consider some simple changes.

n Balancing Blood Sugar There is a link between consumption of sugar, the way the body processes it and its effects on behaviour. Reducing sugar consumption is a good solution but should be withdrawn gradually to be more effective. n Addressing Essential Fat Deficiencies Omega-3s have the positive effect of calming many children with hyperactivity and ADHD. As a result, it is recommended to increase the intake of these essential fats. It will also improve other conditions such as excessive thirst, dry skin, eczema and asthma. n Fighting Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies Children with AHDH tend to be deficient in vitamins and minerals (e.g. magnesium and zinc), and should therefore increase their intake through various foods and specific tablets.

n Avoiding Allergy Foods As much as possible, hyperactive children should avoid foods that are related to allergies such as wheat, corn, yeast, soya, peanuts, eggs, etc. They should also have a diet as free as possible from additives and preservatives present in highly manufactured food. To conclude, we must keep in mind that a change in diet is not a cure for serious behavioural problems. A change in diet can have a significant impact on the way our body reacts, not only in those who suffer with hyperactivity. As a result, a few simple changes towards a healthier diet can result in significant outcomes in the way we feel and act. Always talk to your GP before a change in diet, as individual needs vary. http://www.food.gov.uk/safereatin g/chemsafe/additivesbranch/colours /hyper/ - The Food Standards Agency on Hyperactivity and Diet http://www.debateyourplate.com/ - An information website related to food which discussed hyperactivity and diet


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FIG Projects

Nutrition Training Courses

Get your School Growing event

Course Title: Promoting Healthy Eating in the Community

The Food Initiatives Group, in partnership with Communities for Health in the East Midlands Network, held its inaugural ‘Get your School Growing’ event which saw attendees from schools, children’s centres and community groups from across the East Midlands come together to learn and share their experiences of growing food in an educational setting. The event, which took place in May 2011 at Nottingham’s Council House, had been designed to equip delegates with the skills, knowledge and expertise to successfully grow fresh fruit and vegetables within their grounds. Opened by Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services for Nottingham City Council, ‘Get Your School Growing’ bloomed into action with an inspiring key note speech from Matthew Biggs, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time, on ‘The Benefits of Becoming a Food Growing School’. This was followed by a glimpse into the impact that school food growing can have on schools and their extended community. Brian Owens, head teacher of Edwalton Primary School West Bridgeford, delighted the audience with a presentation on the award winning school’s achievements.

Delegates were able to benefit from years of experience covering a vast range of themes in the space of a day on topics ranging from container growing to composting. Sessions were both practical and information based and facilitated by local regional and national experts on issues surrounding food growing in educational settings. Jo Bradley, Executive Director Groundwork Greater Nottingham, felt that ‘It was a great success and a step towards creating a new generation of food growers…..’ To encourage delegates to get growing a variety of seeds were given to each attendee, which were kindly donated to the event by Harrod Horticultural, Tamar Organics, Garden Centre Online, Thompson and Morgan, Suttons and the RHS.

Local Authority workers, community workers and volunteers with a remit of promoting health based in the Nottingham City area This session is a prerequisite to attending further nutrition training offered by the Public Health Nutrition Team including: n Obesity Prevention training (Half Day course) n Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention training (Half Day course)

Date Time

Course Aims n To explore inequalities in health and diet in Nottingham City. n To provide up-to-date information about evidence-based nutrition messages for adults. n To improve the confidence of participants in promoting consistent healthy eating messages to the wider community. n To explore practical ideas around promoting healthy eating in the local community.

n To develop an understanding of the community nutrition activities delivered by the Public Health Nutrition team and of the support available. Duration: 1 Full Day / 2 Half Days Course Cost: No cost to target group

CitiHealth NHS Nottingham

Tue 20th Sept 2011 9:30am – 3:30pm

Venue Meeting Room 2, Clifton Cor

nerstone Southchurch Drive NG1 1 8EW

Date Time

Wed 12th Oct 2011 9:30am – 3:30pm

Venue Room 1, Mary Pott er Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green NG7 5HY Date

Training is provided by a team of registered dieticians and nutritionists.

n To become aware of suitable nutrition resources available relating to adults.

Delegates taking part in an activity about irrigation systems

Dates for 2011

Target Group

Time

Thu 11th Nov & Thu 1st Dec 2011 (21/2Days) 9:30am – 12:30pm

Venue Health Education Room ,St Ann’s Health Centre, St Ann’s Well Roa d NG3 3PX

Training in your work place: Alternatively, we could provide this training to your team if there are sufficient numbers and if a suitable venue is provided. Please contact us to find out more. If a project works predominantly with Asian/Caribbean communities or children and families, there are specific training courses available, please contact us for more information. Contact Details: Nottingham Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service Suite 6, 2nd Floor, Aspect House, Aspect Business Park Bennerley Road Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8WR Tel: 0115 883 4291 Fax: 0115 883 4330 Please refer to the Training Application Form for Terms and Conditions.

Nottingham Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service


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Summer 2011 Events Ecoworks

Stonebridge City Farm

This year the Ecoworks community garden is celebrating its 20th birthday. To help us celebrate we’re throwing open the gates of the garden on selected weekends throughout the summer. We want to make sure that people of all backgrounds can share the Community Garden- from our volunteers and families to those who work during the week. The garden is a place for everyone to come, relax, learn about gardening, straw-bale building and crafts, and generally have a lovely day.

Venue: Stonebridge Road, St. Anns, Nottingham, NG3 2FR

The next session will take place from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 20th August. If you’re thinking of coming, just give Paul a ring on 07973116291 to arrange entry. Moreover, Ecoworks offer fun workshops for kids for FREE in August: the Family Veggi Patch or Eco Arts and Crafts. Visit their website for more information and dates: http://www.ecoworks.org.uk/ DIG IN Community Garden Venue: The Albany allotment site, (near the Man of Iron pub), Pasture Road, Stapleford. NG9 8H Dates: Pond Dipping Workshop, Wednesday 11th August: 10.00am to 12.00 midday. Explore the wide range of interesting creatures living in and around a wildlife pond. Expert guidance provided by Attenborough Nature Centre, as part of the OPAL national pond survey. Plus information and advice on pond maintenance. Children are welcome to enjoy and learn from this activity, but must be supervised by a responsible adult carer. Please ensure that suitable clothing and footwear is worn. Free event. Booking essential as places are limited. Call Kathy 0115 875 2095 to reserve your place. Apple Day, Saturday 24 Sept. 11am - 3pm Pumpkin Day, Saturday 29 Oct 11am - 3pm Free Cook 4 Life sessions, Wednesday 25th August and 29th September, 10:00am – 12:30pm. Cook and eat fresh tasty meals on the allotment. Call to book a place: Kathy 0115 875 2095, or Mia 0115 883 5049.

Dates: Sunday 21 August - Chilli Day Sunday 25 September - World Harvest Day Stonebridge City Farm is a small slice of the countryside in the heart of the City of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, we have a number of animals both big and small; gardens and polytunnels where we grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, and even produce honey; a nature walk where you can see a number of wild birds and butterflies; and amenities such as the café, shop and toilets.

Broxtowe Summer Fun Day Venue: Broxtowe Country Park, Date: Friday 26th August, 10:30am - 4:00pm Many activities will be available, including a bouncy castle, lots of games, a red dance show, a magic show, a balloon competition, food, etc. FIG will be there along with other Groundwork Greater Nottingham teams from the Windmill Allotments and Spots vs. Stripes.


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What to Eat and What to Grow Summer is here at last and we can finally taste the delicious foods it has to offer. It is a busy and exciting time for both gardeners and cooks. Here are some helpful tips. Some summer garden jobs Before going on holiday, remember to hoe, weed and mulch to keep things under control while you are away. Don’t forget to ring friends and family to keep an eye on your produce: from watering to picking, there is always something to do. Beans, peas and courgettes in particular need regular picking in order to keep producing. If you want to make the most out of

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beautiful and fresh salad in to the autumn, keep up with regular sowings. It is also the time to finish planting out your winter crops such as brassicas. And don’t forget to keep adding to your compost. Seasonal Summer Food Broad Beans, French Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Calabrese, Carrots, Early Cauliflower, Chard, Cherries, Chicory, Corn Salad, Courgettes, Cucumber, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Plums, Early Potatoes, Raspberries, Summer Squash, Radish, Shallots, Tomatoes, etc.

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FIG is supported by: For more information and feedback please contact: Jo Bradley - Executive Director Claire Hale - People Programme Manager C/o Groundwork Greater Nottingham Denman Street East Nottingham NG7 3GX

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Tel: 0115 9788212 Email: fig@groundwork.org.uk Web: www.groundworkgreaternottingham.org.uk


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