Operation Farm had a presence at the ‘Spring in to Spring’ event at Mossley Community Centre and got a great write up in the above newspaper clipping. Many thanks to all who attended!
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Operation Farm are excited to announce that they will be taking part in Mossley Community Centre’s Spring into Spring Event.
The lottery funded event takes place on 13 April 1-4pm and aims to introduce local people to new & existing sports, health & well being activities at the centre.
Activities include dance, singing, gardening and sports.
The free, family friendly event will also showcase the centre as a great venue for party hire.
Operation Farm will be hosting a ‘planting in wellies’ workshop and therefore need lots of ‘old wellies’ !!
Mossley Community Centre, Roughtown Rd, Mossley, OL5 0SG. Telephone 01457 832361
Upcoming Hyde Park Community Orchard Apple Day, funded with support of the Community Development Foundation and the Big Lottery Community Spaces Programme on Sunday 21st October 2012 – all welcome, bring a couple of apples of heritage varieties along to add to the table of lesser known apple varieties if you have any in your garden!
- Apple Pressing: please bring your surplus fruit for pressing
- Kids Apple Themed Arts & Crafts
- Family Entertainment
- Storytelling & Poetry
- Apple Tasting, Orchard & Beekeeping Information
- Swap Table: please bring your pies, preserves & puddings
- Home Bake Stall
- Longest Peel Competition
The Park Café will be open for drinks & snacks
Hyde Park Community Orchard, Hyde Park, Lodge Lane, Hyde, SK14 4JX Telephone 07834242398
Next meeting of orchard supporters group is 5-6pm, Weds 10th October at Hyde Park Cafe
Apologies, the Operation Farm AGM has been postponed due to logistical reasons. We’ll post a new time and venue when we have one.
We are really excited to take part in the Tameside Food, Drink, Health Well Being Festival 12-4pm, Saturday 29th September 2012 at New Charter Academy, Ashton, where we will be selling fresh, healthy, seasonal salads using local suppliers.
We will also be handing out information about our project. Operation Farm members & volunteers will be available to discuss our recent feasibility study funded by The Big Lottery. We look forward to seeing you there. For more info visit
A huge thanks to everyone who attended the launch on Wednesday which was a brilliant afternoon. The sun shone, and the artworks, especially the classroom mosaic looked resplendant, and the wildflowers, boosted by the recent rain added a splash of colour to the proceedings.
70 children from local schools, Oakdale and Flowery Field, enjoyed creative activities and tours of the orchard. They also brought hats, poems and pictures they had made especially for the day. Prizes for these were awarded by Mayor Brenda Warrington who kindly attended to open the orchard. Well done to all the children involved.
Oakdale School also produced a beautiful banner to commemorate the day.
As ever the Park Cafe provided delicious refreshments and thanks to all the trainees, staff and volunteers who helped out on the day. Thanks again to the Groundwork UK and Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme for making this possible, and to Hyde District Assembly as well for their support.
On 20th April, we launched our draft vision with over 40 people at an event in Bayley Hall, Hyde Park. We’ll now take peoples’ comments on board, especially those concerning opening up membership and involvement, and upload a final document here by early May.
More information to follow soon…
People’s Kitchen – 6.30pm-8.30pm, Monday 14th May 2012
Oakwood Pub, High Street West, Glossop
Volunteers from Operation Farm are cooking a communal meal made from fresh, sustainable food.
It’s £2.50 suggested donation for main meal, kids portions and dessert options available. All proceeds go to Operation Farm.
Email email@example.com or text 0782 861 7933 to book
Let them know if you have any special dietary requirements.
More info from: http://peopleskitchen.tumblr.com
Operation Farm will launch it’s feasibility plan at an event at the Park Cafe, Hyde Park, Tameside 4pm-7pm Friday 20th April 2012. The plan has been drawn from all the ideas and submissions gathered during our feasibility study, through interviews, surveys and two visioning events held in January 2012.
The event will feature:
- A chance to hear more about Operation Farm’s plans and next steps
- An opportunity to contribute and add your thoughts
- A celebration of the work carried out so far
The Park Café, Bayley Hall, Hyde Park, SK14 4JX
The Operation Farm visioning sessions took place on 21st and 23rd January 2012 at the Park Cafe, Hyde and were attended by over 60 people. Facilitated by Kindling Trust the sessions saw participants from the community, voluntary and public sector as well as volunteers and potential users, working together to pool ideas and articulate a vision for Operation Farm in Tameside and Glossopdale. We want to thank everyone who attended, we’ll be writing up the sessions and circulating them as soon as we can.