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!! […]

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 […]

A Path way to success

It’s been four weeks since we were handed the keys to this place and its mysteries are slowly being revealed. Strange fences emerging from the sea of thistle, a sign post that doesn’t point anywhere and the jobs board with echoes of a ship lost on the oceans. Captain’s log. Last entry, March 2012. It can […]

#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… amendment

Please note the change of date on the following event…                               PermaFuture co-founder John Briggs will now 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, […]

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 […]

The next Doncaster Urban Grower’s (DUG) meeting is on the 21st Feb… #DoncasterIsGreat

Come and join us at The Salutation from 7pm on Thursday 21st February, 2013. We meet downstairs in the bar and then head upstairs for a presentation at 8pm… look out for the signs! 🙂 Click here to download and print a copy of our poster.

Dibbing about in Donny…

Well,  It’s a new year and a new you. So hello to you !! After much ado this year that has kept us pretty busy we are officially launching the DUG network in the salutation inn on January the 24th at 7PM I’m sure your asking what the hell all this is about, so sit […]