Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Some thoughts about working on the land.

The Alder tree at sunset 03/12/2013
I believe that there must be more people out there who have started to think the same way as I do. That life is going too fast, that we have lost contact with the earth and the fundamental things that life is about. That we are wasting too much of our time in front of the TV or chasing after things that don't really matter at all. I am in the lucky position of being able to something about this, doing something for the planet, for nature and for the community. Without community, family and sharing, life means nothing. We all need to take time out and get back to the fundamentals of life and there is nothing more fundamental than working on the land and growing your own food; we all have to eat. I have a real concern that people who loose contact with the land, who go from building to building via their car, who never get wet with rain or feel the wind on their face and who live their lives through watching the TV will not care about the planet. My ambition is that Organic Veg Club will do something positive to bring people back to nature and the things that really matter in life.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Nearly Halfway with the Hedge

Our friend Gaynor with Jane planting the hedge. We are nearly halfway along our 100 metre hedge planting.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Hedge Planting Started

Finally got the hedge planting underway ao hopefully we can romp on with it tomorrow.

Thanks Gillian Harris and Peter Freeman for all your help today.

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Sorting out our hedge plants.

Our friend Peter Freeman sorting through the hedge plants before planting.

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Frosty Morning Hedge Planting

We want to plant some Hawthorn Hedging this morning.
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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Public Meeting Success

We had our public meeting tonight and the support was far beyond our hopes. We are pleased to say that we have enough people interested to get the project up and running. However, what really made our night was the level of enthusiasm of some of the people attending; it was really overwhelming. Time after time people came forward saying "this is what we have been waiting for around here". Jane and I are so excited by their positivity.

For those who couldn't attend I will be posting the essence of the presentation here as well as an on-line version of the response form,so there is still the opportunity to get involved..

For those who expressed an interest in being on the steering committee already, we hope to be getting together some time soon.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Our Public Meeting Poster

Sent to the printers and hopefully in a chippy near you soon (or some other public place).

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Public Meeting Announcement

We want to present our idea to the local community so will be holding a public meeting at The Grove Youth and Community Centre in Burscough on 21st November 2013 at 7 pm. If you are interested in attending please go to our registration page so that we will have some idea of numbers. The event will consist of a presentation about Community Supported Agriculture in general and the project that we want to get started. You will get the chance to ask questions and make suggestions. The main objective is to gauge interest and if possible to get volunteers to come forward and nominate themselves to form a steering committee.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

First tree planted in our Forest Garden

Today we planted our first tree. Not an ideal time of year to be digging up and re-planting Damson trees, but this is a refugee that had lost its home and had to be moved or it was going to be 'skipped'. At least it will have a chance and it marks the start of our forest garden planting.

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Monday, 30 September 2013

Propagating Comfrey

Seen as a weed by many in the 'conventional' farming world, Comfrey is a great plant for the organic grower. The tops are for the compost bin whilst the roots will be used to propagate new plants and establish some Comfrey Beds that can be harvested 4 times per year for mulching, liquid plant food and the compost heap.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Launch of Organic Veg Club

Organic Veg Club is a new Community Supported Agriculture project based in Lathom, Lancashire (just off the A59 between Burscough and Rufford).

Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to get out into the countryside helping to grow their own wholesome organic food.

There will be more information available soon so please come back here for the latest.

Neil and Jane Hickson
Organic Veg Club