On the up…

Big day last Friday as the main growing section of the polytunnel got fitted out! Thanks to the kind loaning of a 7.5 tonne truck the racking was picked up from storage and delivered on site. After carefully measuring and levelling the foot pads the upright frame went up with literally an inch to spare!! […]

Fuelling the fires…

  The main greenhouse had a gas fired water heating system that had been condemned. So after much toing and froing and the application of a reciprocating saw it has been pulled out. Gas is something we just can’t afford to use at this time and we can’t generate enough of our own on site […]

The indestructible greenhouse

I’m still amazed at how well built the greenhouse is. Whoever designed it was obviously inspired by the fourth bridge or the Graff Zeppelins of old. I swear I’m half tempted to fill some old bulk hard core bags with helium, undo the mounting brackets and float of on some perilous adventure like a modern […]

Shrooming in weird places

An interesting little experiment is afoot. Well little might be an understatement but you’ve got to try these things now and again. We’ve had a lot of cardboard tubes delivered from a local carpet recycling business, more than we actually have ideas to use them up. So plan B comes into effect. One of the […]

I am a thistle shifter….

And that’s about as far as I got with that particular tongue twister !! But it did remind me of last Saturday in the sauna. Well less of a posh spa day and more like an episode of attack the weeds in the polytunnel. After being abandoned for four years the place was thick with thistles […]

The Gathering

With very Short notice we At Bentley Urban farm invite you to our first annual Gathering!! This is the weekend Saturday the 24th of September we will be driving, walking, riding and generally meandering around Bentley and the Doncaster area as a whole identifying, adopting, learning about the apple trees we find and gathering all […]

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing… come along and find out why…

Come and join us next Thursday (May 23rd) anytime from 6pm onwards as we begin to plant an Apothecary (food, herbs and medicinal plant garden) at Church View (just behind the Minster opposite Tesco car park) and find out how growing your own can make you healthier while saving you a shed load of money. […]

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing in a Small Space…

                                PermaFuture co-founder John Briggs will be giving a presentation for Growing a Greater Bentley (GGB) on ‘Growing in a Small Space‘ at Bentley Baptist Church at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 7th May. We’ll be following this up with a practical […]

Next DUG meeting 28/3/13 at The Sal… #DoncasterIsGreat #GuerrillaGardening

The next Doncaster Urban Growers (DUG) meeting is at The Salutation from 7pm on Thursday 28th March, 2013. As you can see from recent DUG posts members are itching to get active. With Spring in the air and mud on our minds you can expect some interesting debates and ideas! 😉 Click here to download […]

MAKER SPACE

  or how I learned to stop worrying and just love stuff !! In 2012 we exported a lot of stuff. One direction, rain water into the north sea, British pride and the royals ( the Americans get that last one free to make up for 1776 ). But the export business started long before […]