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Harvesting the Hedgerows with Craig Worrall

Craig Worrall teaching how to harvest hedgerows

During my recent visit to Harrogate last month I met Craig Worrall who describes himself as “passionate about collecting, eating, preserving and experimenting with wild foods”. As a child I used to explore the mountainsides picking windberries amongst the heathers then a few months later return to harvest the blackberries, …

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The Walled Kitchen Garden

I’ve always held a fascination with walled gardens. During the 1980’s the BBC produced a series called The Victorian Kitchen Garden. Based in Berkshire, the programme reconstructed a disused kitchen garden with the help of its previous Head Garden, Mr Harry Dodson, and ran it using Victorian techniques and practises. …

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VE Day Allotment Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Friday 8th May sees the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In commemoration, the members of the Leeds and District Allotment Federation recreated a traditional 1940’s allotment, at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. At the time, many UK food imports came via America and Canada, and supplies were vulnerable …

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Ken Nutt: A Passion for Fuchsias

Fuchsia expert Ken Nutt of Enfield in North London talks about his passion. It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that on Tuesday 31st July 2012, Ken suffered a stroke and died on Friday 3rd August 2012 at the age of 78 years (born 1934). Ken …

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