FlintShare Hawarden

4 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Flintshare Open Days |
Flintshare Open Days

Flintshare is holding open days at our three sites, for anybody to come along, get involved and see how we grow our organic veg!
 
Northop – Sat 4th Oct 10.30 – 2.00pm
Cilcain – Tues 7th Oct 10.30 – 2.00pm
Hawarden – Sat 11th Oct 10.30-2.00pm
Cilcain – Sat 12th Oct 10.30 – 2.00pm
 

8 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Hawarden Triumph! |
Hawarden Triumph!

Having not been to the Hawarden site for a little while I was so happy to see the fantastic crops, the weed free beds and the general air of happy order about the place! I have never seen such a fine crop of huge and tasty strawberries and they’ve done it again on the garlic – it’s fab!
After a toweringly challenging first year or so Hawarden has really come on thanks to the regular commitment of the ‘core’ team there. Just shows what a bit of dogged perseverance (and a …

27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Harvesting Garlic |
Harvesting Garlic

We have lifted the first of the garlic at Hawarden and Cilcain – there’s a lot of it!

18 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on My Veggie Haul this week |
My Veggie Haul this week

Visiting both Hawarden and Northop this weekend gave me a wonderful veg box for the week.

13 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Getting ready for Spring at Hawarden |
Getting ready for Spring at Hawarden

Thanks to our new members who joined at our members meeting we had 6 working at Hawarden this week. Making it a very productive 2 hour session – creating paths using the wood chip kindly left for us by Hawarden Estate, preparing and planting broad bean beds, planting shallots and topping up the leaf mold bin.

28 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Creating veg beds at Hawarden |
Creating veg beds at Hawarden

Approximately half the site at Hawarden was put to use last year, leaving about 20+ veg beds to create this year. We had already dispensed with measuring out the veg beds having discovered that a plank from a pallet is the right width for a bed, and  half a plank is perfect for a path between the beds! Very scientific this growing lark!

19 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Big Push Workday at Hawarden |
Big Push Workday at Hawarden

The first of our Big Push Workdays, (where all the members lend a hand to a work day at one of our sites), was held at our Hawarden site. Split up into fencing gangs we soon had the 120m of rabbit fencing installed, along with some new veg beds. Thanks to everyone who turned up – an open plot transformed into a cosy contained space!

31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Happy Hawarden Halloween! |
Happy Hawarden Halloween!

The pumpkins at Hawarden have been slowly turning orange and on Saturday Rich was duly rewarded with one suitable for Halloween celebrations!

10 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Hawarden – what a difference a day makes… |
Hawarden – what a difference a day makes…

A very productive day at Hawarden fence building and weed clearing.

9 Aug 2011 | One Comment |
Hawarden harvest (soon!)

We’ll soon have some veg to harvest at Hawarden – lettuce, french beans, courgettes and tomatoes.