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Do you want to build a scarecrow?

Annual Scarecrow Competition 2018 - Saturday 26th May Last year's scarecrows (the Hungry Caterpillar, Gruffalo, Gangsta Granny, Stick Man and all the other wonderful scarecrows) have worn themselves out!  We need a new crop of scarecrows for our fields - the pigeons...

Growers Question Time 2018

Challenge our expert panel Tuesday 22nd May - Ovington Social Club. 7pm - 9pm. A great evening of questions and entertainment.  Our experts for the evening will be Ian Todd (Go Local's very own grower), Tom Martin (Wylam Nurseries) and Kate Norris (Northumbrian...

March’s Growing Gang

Worm houses and planting peas... February was cold! We made birdseed cake and planted our onion sets.  At the end of March (24th) we'll be ready to plant potatoes, peas and radishes  AND  we are planning to build wormeries.  Will you join us? Usual time 10.30 - 12...

Food Bingo

Cancelled We're sorry, but this event has had to be cancelled. Monday 12th February, 6pm – 8pm.  A great night at Ovington Social Club – Bingo, but maybe not as you have played it before.  Assorted food prizes up for grabs! £6 per adult, £4 per child.  Pie and peas...

Willow Workshop

Make a Willow Basket Saturday 24th February, 9.30am – 4.30 pm Last year we made a willow screen and sculpture for our field. This year we have a chance to make a Swedish Basket in a day.  Led by Ruth Thompson, Sylvan Skills, in the Reading Rooms, Ovingham.  All...

Buying and eating local food

Ten reasons ... “There are many good reasons to choose local foods - here are our top 10, based mainly on the views of the 1300 shoppers that we spoke to from 12 different towns. Those shoppers agreed with us that eating local foods can be good for you, your community...

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