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Fruit trees for National Tree Week 2018?

A grant from Durham County Council could help you and your community group plant some fruit trees to celebrate National Tree Week in late November 2018. The Tree Council organised the first National Tree Week in 1975 and now up to a million trees are planted...

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Food Durham Annual Report published

The Food Durham Annual report was published today. The report covers the period between September 2017 and August 2018 during which the partnership achieved its Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award, ran the Sugar Smart campaign for the county and launched the Durham...

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Leaf composting made easy

With the autumn now well underway it is time to start  collecting fallen leaves and making leaf compost. Every year the bins in County Durham are full of leaves which could be turned into beautiful leaf compost.  Composting leaves is super simple and the resulting...

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Apples at the core of things

This year appears to be a bumper one for apples in the county.  For once there was no frost at blossom time and the fruit has benefited from the copious amounts of sunshine we've had.  However, a bumper crop means having to deal with a glut of apples of all types. If...

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Go Sugar Smart this September!

There's still time to join in with SUGAR SMART September and try to reduce the amount of free sugar you eat this month. “Free” sugar is any sugar that is added to foods at home or by the producer, plus sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, and fruit juices. It...

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No Dig Gardening Talk with Charles Dowding

Hugely popular no-dig pioneer Charles Dowding gave a talk yesterday at the Bowburn Community Centre in January 2018 as part of his northern tour. Growing Durham were delighted to welcome about 150 people from all around County Durham and beyond, all interested to...

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After two years of hard work Durham City became only the second city in the UK to achieve this award, which was presented to Cllr Bill Moir, Deputy Mayor, by Ruth Westcott from Sustain at a food procurement conference in early July 2016. Their five-star Sustainable...

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