Composting, installing update 7 of 4079….

The old composting set up was a bit basic to say the least. Composting well is both skill, alchemy, magic and bewitchment in equal measure. And we don’t just want to compost. Oh no. We have bigger plans than that. We want to introduce a dangerous, vicious predator into the mix. A wild untamable beast […]

Under pressure!

After the gathering comes the pressure! On Saturday the 1st of October we will be converting all those scrumdiddly umcious apples into a variety of pleasing drinks. Maybe an adult beverage or three. This Saturday we will build a fruit press or two, sort through the good the bad and the beautiful and get pressing […]

Let there be light!!

Four week in and we have now done a detailed survey of the site and its buildings and identified what we need. As in the best of traditions the problem is the solution and we need above all heat and electricity for the structures (I’m already tired of typing greenhouse and polytunnel!!) and electricity in […]

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 […]

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 Upcycled Urban Farming

PermaFuture are currently in the process of converting a horticultural training centre which has been mothballed for the last four years into and upcycled urban farm. Over the last couple of weeks we – with help from some wonderful kids doing National Citizen Service who cleared out the poly-tunnel and greenhouse for us –  we have […]

#DoncasterIsGreat for the Day Of The Dead | Rooted and @RightUpRStreet in Hexthorpe

The Rooted team had a great time in Hexthorpe Park this weekend, where we were taking part in Right Up Our Street‘s DAY OF THE DEAD event. We set up the wonderful PixieWorks Yurt and decorated it with skulls made from reclaimed fabric (a massive thank you to everyone who helped to make these… especially […]

Rooted at @RightUpRStreet’s ‘DAY OF THE DEAD’ #Halloween event in #Hexthorpe. #DoncasterIsGreat

The Pixie Yurt and the rest of the Rooted gang will be helping out at Right Up Our Street‘s ‘DAY OF THE DEAD‘ event in Hexthorpe this Saturday. You’ll be able to find us at the entrance to Hexthorpe Park from 2pm onward 🙂