Rooted: Launches this weekend! #DNweekeND #DoncasterIsGreat #ILoveDN

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As part of Doncaster’s DNweekeND, PermaFuture, the DUG, PixieWorks and the Doncopolitan have teamed up to launch the Rooted project. Throughout the summer we will be building a unique, community led, pop-up garden and performance space made out of reclaimed materials in the grounds of Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery on Chequer Road.

There will be workshops – including ‘An Introduction to Yurt Building‘, ‘How To Make Seed Bombs‘ and ‘Growing in a Small Space‘ – and music in the afternoon. The event starts 12pm, Saturday 20th June, 2015.

Watch this space for more details.

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Help build the Donny Seed Exchange – #ILoveDN #DoncasterIsGreat #SeedFreedom

Doncaster Urban Growers

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Tomorrow (2nd October, 2013) marks the start of the Fortnight of Action for Seed Freedom 2013; a project created by the amazing Dr Vandana Shiva…

As part of the fortnight of action we’re creating Doncaster’s first free seed bank. With the help and support of the Doncaster Central Development Trust (that’s the DCDT *not* the DMBC!) we’ll be creating a space to freely exchange seeds at Church View (the former art college behind St George’s Minster opposite Tesco car park). We’ll also be planting some of those seeds in garden created by DUG earlier in the year.

Why is a seed bank and garden important?.. Let’s let Seed Freedom explain…

What is a seed bank?

A community seed bank is a network of seed saving and exchange, a site for exercising Seed Freedom. Seeds are collected, saved, grown out, multiplied, selected, distributed …and the cycle continues, the circles…

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#DoncasterIsGreat for Dedicated DUG Diggers!..

Doncaster Urban Growers

Despite the rain a brave bunch of dedicated diggers turned up to begin the work of transforming a patch of weedy wasteland (not that we’re the type of people who believe in ‘weeds’)…

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…into an Apothecary Garden.

We began by selecting the plants we wanted to keep (there was already plenty of useful self-seeded plants such as sorrel, chestnut, dandelion, nettle, clover and elder) and then thinning out the rest so we could plant other food, herb and medicinal plants.

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The rain was a bit of a pain, but at least it made pulling the plants out easier 😉

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We then selected our plants…

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…and marked them with our specially designed DUG tags…

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Many hands made light (if wet…) work…

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…and we soon had a wide variety of plants in place; including raspberry, mint, pak choi, rocket, chives, basil and oregano, to name but a few.

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We’ll be back next…

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

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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.

Click here to download and share a copy f our Get Growing poster 🙂

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing in a Small Space… amendment

Please note the change of date on the following event…

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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, 14th May (rather than the 7th as previously stated). We’ll be following this up with a practical session in the heart of Doncaster at the end of the month, so watch this space for further details.

Click here to download, print and share a PDF of the altered poster. 🙂

#DoncasterIsGreat for Growing in a Small Space…

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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 session in the heart of Doncaster at the end of the month, so watch this space for further details.

Click here to download, print and share a PDF of the poster. 🙂

Next DUG meeting 25/4/13 at The Sal – #DoncasterIsGreat but could do with more #GuerrillaGardening

Doncaster Urban Growers

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The next DUG meeting starts 7pm on Thursday April 25th at The Salutaion, South Parade, Doncaster. With International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening day just around the corner, beer talk this time will cover the need for Guerrilla Gardening (more importantly the need for Guerrilla Forest Gardens) in Doncaster.

Don’t forget that you can get your hands dirty and your thumbs green this Friday (April 19th) in Balby… meeting at the front garden of The Plough pub on Balby Road just before Furnival Road and Balby Library at 12 noon… be there! 😉

Click here to download a PDF of our April poster.

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