Community Farm takes tool show on the road
Monday 13th February 2012
Stirley Community Farm is branching out in the community this half term, to promote their community tool library and to share their skills and enthusiasm with local groups who are growing their own food.
They will be hosting a fruit tree pruning workshop at Hey Green Orchard in Lowerhouses on Tuesday 14th February from 10:30am till 12:30pm with members of Growing Newsome, and working alongside members of the Holme Valley Gardening Network at Wooldale Allotments on Thursday 16th February from 10am till 2pm to help establish a new forest garden and make bird feeders with younger visitors.
Thanks to generous funding from the Big Lottery Local Food, Stirley Community Farm has a wide range of hand tools available for loan to groups and individuals who have fruit and veg gardens. They will be taking a selection of tools from their tool library to show groups what’s on offer to help with the seasonal jobs of pruning and preparing the ground for planting fruit trees or sowing veg seeds next month.
Kim Warren, Food Education Officer said:
“The tool library is ideal for anyone who wants to have a go at growing their own food but doesn’t want to fork out on expensive tools – they might borrow a selection of tools to see which suit them best in terms of size and quality; they may borrow tools that are only used once or twice a year such as pruning equipment”.
To find out more about the community tool store, you can contact Kim Warren at Stirley Community Farm on 01484 663 185.