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A two hundred mile train journey to plant out some Cavolo Nero may seem a bit mad, but being with David, Wendy and the Bandstand Beds volunteers was worth every mile.
This amazing group around which the Clapham Edible route wends its way, are an inspiration far beyond the boundaries of Clapham Common.
Recently Pam was invited to speak at an event, Whats' Your story Chorley, in, not surprisingly Chorley. it's an annual event and is very much a family type event run by Chorley council. It's aims are to celebrate the written and spoken word whilst pulling people into Chorley town centre to support local businesses. with events being held all across the town it certainly was a vibrant and excting place to be. Pam said
I thought I would start our story with a rendition of The hills are alive.... only kidding.
Potato day comes to Wigan this Thursday . Yes I know it's a bit later than most , but folks on Wigan market and at Sunshine House, Scholes are due a real treat.
Loads of seed potato varieties to choose from, all free to local residents plus demos on how to grow your own in tubs, tyres or tiny corners and recipes galore of great and easy meals from the humble spud.
It's first come first served on Wigan market from 12 noon and then Scholes from 3pm.
Just started the year really. Sat in front of the fire on a Saturday morning working out what to grow, pondering whether we will ever get the skin back on the polytunnel and how the heck I'm going to stop those pesky pheasants eating the crops before me.
I've never pretended I was ever any good at this growing malarkey but things just start to stick after a while and despite all indications to the contrary, I might just make a grower of myself yet.