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Kitchen Garden

Following extensive refurbishment funded by the Big Lottery Local Food programme, the Kitchen Garden has been developed as a community project to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs for the cafe with the aim of providing a "dish a day" and educational opportunities for everyone. Regular workshops and 1:1 learning opportunities are provided by our gardener

The Kitchen Garden includes original nineteenth century features such as the Fernery where ferns and aspidistras would have been grown for the family house. Regular gardening days on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting), plus occasional Community Gardening days, ensure that the kitchen garden is very productive and open for everyone to visit and enjoy

Ford Park Kitchen Garden

To see the story of our project check visit the diary/blog http://fordparklocalfoodproject.blogspot.co.uk

As a legacy of the Local Food Project Ford Park is spearheading the development of Incredible Edible Ulverston-following in the footsteps of the International food Movement startd in Todmorden 6 years ago! We hope to work alongside local gardeners, schools, the Town Council, local food businesses, environmentalists and interested local people to set up the first Incredible Edible Town in Cumbria. What does this mean? We aim to provide access to good local food for all through working together; learning (from field to classroom to kitchen) and supporting local business. Check out Incredible Edible Ulverston on facebook or www.incredibleedibleulverston.org.uk

Informal Gardening Workshops for Volunteers : 2pm to 4pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month –Seasonal Skills & Tips

Ford Park Kitchen Garden

Family Food Growing Workshops (2pm to 4pm)

August 20th More Food growing Fun

A Herb Walk was held with Sarah Atkinson on Tuesday May 27th -there will be further walks later in the year

Plant & Seed Swaps were held on Sunday 18th May & Saturday 21st June 12 to 2pm with a cuppa -more will be planned soon

Evening Gardening Courses for 2014 £20

Seasonal Tasks in the fruit garden& on the veg plot and something to take away. Four workshops have been completedduring the summer of 2014 -there are no plans for further ones at the moment

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Support for Proposed Development

Thursday 8 January 2015

Proposed development to secure the future of Ford Park:Information for members, friends & neighbours Summary of the plans Ford Park Community Group wants to build eight houses (two of them single storey) at the entrance to the park, near to Ford Park Crescent. The houses will cover a relatively small area of the parkland and will not affect the use of Ford Park as a resource for the whole community. Crucially, the income from this development will secure the future of Ford Park as a public amenity. If this modest development does not go ahead, the charity will be forced to wind up and the land will have to be sold. If this happens, there is a real risk that Ford Park will end up being a neglected eyesore, or that the whole park will be acquired as a site for development. This further information explains the detail of the plans, how they will affect the park and the neighbourhood, and why Ford Park needs your support to ensure its future as a place residents and visitors can enjoy for many years to come.Read More

 
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Ford Park Community Group Ford house, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP

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