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Dawn Chorus

Tweeting on the field! Our Dawn Chorus event in May was a new event for us and as with anything new we were not quite sure how successful it would be.  The 5.30am start and whispered conversations as we collected in the empty car park at the fields created an...

No-Dig Trial Update

Hot and cold compost What’s the difference between hot and cold compost and why does it make a difference?  Over the past 5 years at Go Local Food  we have been applying as much compost as we can to our fields. This humous has encouraged worms back with the result...

Wildlife friendly growing

Hedgehogs on the field A small hedgehog has been seen on the Go Local Field this week. Ian the grower is worried that he/she is a little on the small side for this late in the year. But if there is food available and the weather is not severe hedgehogs may be seen...

No Dig Trial

A new development for Go Local Food With help from a Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland – LEAF grant, GO Local Food is going to be testing new methods for improving the soil on their fields. Over the past 6 years GO Local Food has successfully...

Wildlife Problems

More rabbits.... Should you find our Go Local Food grower on his hands and knees inspecting field fences and rabbit proof fencing – he hasn’t lost the plot. It’s just that the rabbits are still getting into the crops. And where the break in the fortifications is –...

New residents on the field

Spring is on it's way A blackbird has decided that our crop collection area is the place to have their nest this year – and even better to use the trays that are part of the crop collecting system.  Seems like we will have to do a work around until the chicks have...

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