Willow Basket Making

Willow basket making event

Make a basket in a day. Back by popular demand a basket making workshop from Ruth Thompson of Sylvan Skills.

If you have ever wanted to try out basket making or willow working this workshop is for you. Ruth will demonstrate, and share her skills to ensure you produce your very own basket – and you’ll have fun. The workshop is being held on the GO Local Food fields a great setting and a chance for a tour if you haven’t been before.
Very limited spaces, email admin@golocalfood.org.uk or visit http://golocalfood.co.uk/2019/06/05/willow-workshop-2/Make a basket in a day.

Official Opening Event

Hot compost bays official opening ceremonyThe official opening of the new hot composting system at Go Local Food happened on Saturday. Visitors also had a sneak preview of the newest poly tunnel and saw other important things besides compost – like this season’s tomato crop growing.bill's poly tunnel with crops

2019 Go Local Food Scarecrow Competition

elmer the elephant scarecrowThe sun was shining early Saturday morning as entrants set up their efforts to be judged at the ‘2019 Go Local Food Scarecrow Competition.’

Build quality standards were once again amazingly high. Children from the After School Badger Club and The Growing Gang had been inspired by such book characters as Winnie the Witch and Elmer the Elephant. Ovingham Craft Group had innovatively used solar powered lighting in their flower pot creation. Prudhoe 1st Cub Scouts had been hard at work making some very scary creations from a spider to a pirate and the Choristers at St Mary’s Ovingham chose to make a chorister complete with a highly reflective hymnal to scare away the birds.

winnie the witch scarecrow

If you visit us on 1st June for our open day event you will be able to see the scarecrows in position on the Go Local Food fields busy scaring the birds away

Hearing the dawn chorus

hedge sparrowA group of hardy souls met on the Go Local Food Fields at 5.30 am one morning led by member Gill the ecologist –  it was a beautiful morning and the fields looked beautiful in the spring sunrise.

Those brave people were introduced to twenty five birds on the field by sight and sound, to the sound of a sedge warbler in the field over the road and finally were greeted by Ovingham’s famous peacock.

Francis Jones even managed to take some pictures for us as well as taking part in seeing and hearing.