There’s a big difference between an uninterested gardener and a master of horticulture. You know what it is? A master horticulturalist pays attention to the details. It’s not always an innate quality. By sheer hard work, constant research, an investment in time, and consistent habits he or she fosters growth in ways an uninterested gardener […]
Welcome to our blog pages, here you will find a series of articles either by us or guest authors.
To demonstrate the work we do and measure something of it’s effectiveness, we produce an annual Social Impact report, for 2017 we have produced this video summary.
Here at our March St community gardens we have recently had a new natural stone bed constructed by the entrance. Our Wednesday Horticulture group was tasked with planting up the bed to create an attractive display that would also be in-keeping with our ethos. We decided that the theme for the display would be ‘lets […]
Part of the ethos of Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is constantly trying to support and enable our volunteers to develop and grow according to their needs and that of the society around them. This fits into our central Step into Employment Program which incorporates: Step One — Ecotherapy. This is the broad term we use […]
Last week we had the pleasure of helping the Rotary Club’s Crocus Campaign who are one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign. Since 2012 Rotary Crocuses have raised around £1,200,000 and been distributed in 15 countries. So, with the help of our volunteers, students from Burnley College and staff, we planted the bulbs. Simon Goff, Head […]
Our aim here at Garden-Able is to replace a shed, that is no longer fit for purpose. Garden-Able is based in the Bradley ward of Nelson, which is in the bottom 1% of wards nationally. We provide opportunities for over 50 people a year, supporting adults with learning difficulties and adults with mental ill heath. When asked […]
Autumn repays the earth the leaves which summer lent it. (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg) Well, the days are drawing in, and the last of our potatoes are to be harvested, but what are we to do now? People always suggest to me that they don’t like gardening in the autumn and winter months, but I will […]
According to SoilScapes the soil around the Burnley area is: Slowly permeable seasonally wet acid loamy and clayey soils, Loamy and clayey and low fertility To improve the soil fertility: Add organic matter. This helps improve drainage and lighten heavy soil. It also provides nutrients for beneficial soil microorganisms which will, in turn, also help improve […]