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January 2019

Wassail at Old Durham Gardens

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old Durham Gardens Durham, DH1 2RY + Google Map

Wassailing is an ancient winter custom where people visit orchards in January to bless the trees and sing to them, to encourage a plentiful  harvest for the coming year. Following successful events in the last couple of years the Friends of Old Durham Gardens are organising another one this year. Soft drinks, mulled cider, singing and much noise is involved so come along and enjoy yourselves; bring your family and friends.  They intend to undertake this event in the lower…

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March 2019

Incredible Edible Launch- Bishop Auckland

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place
Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7NP United Kingdom
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Join us for the launch of Incredible Edible, a new initiative in Bishop Auckland, aimed at encouraging everyone to transform their local landscapes and turn disused spaces into abundant sources of healthy food, to be accessed and shared by all. Mary Clear, Chair of the original group established in Todmorden a decade ago, will join us to share with you her amazing story. You can read more about Incredible Edible initiatives here. Enjoy a cup of soup made from produce…

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Quick return compost making- Andrew Davenport

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Harehope Quarry, Frosterley
Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL13 2S United Kingdom
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In his talk, Andrew Davenport of Gardener's Cottage in Bingfield in Northumberland, provides an insight into the 'Quick Return' method of composting and how to get maximum benefit out of available garden and kitchen waste resources. It includes history, theories, types of bins, compostable materials, the system and methodology, using the compost and its effects, adaptations and alternative applications. The talk will include a practical demonstration on composting kitchen waste. Refreshments provided.  £15 per person

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Food Durham Annual Gathering

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Collingwood College, Durham University, DH1 3LT, South Road
Durham, DH1 3LT United Kingdom
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Save the date for our Annual Gathering! Our keynote speaker will be Prof. Mike Hamm, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Fellow, Center for Regional Food Systems, at Michigan State University. Mike’s research interests are community-based food systems, food security, sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. His outreach focus is working with communities to develop community-based food systems and working on local and state food policy issues, including membership on the Michigan Food Policy Council. You can find out more about…

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April 2019

Bishop Auckland Food Festival

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Auckland Castle
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