Farfield Farm Blog

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Volunteers from Communisis lend a hand and a bit of muscle!

May 12, 2016 at 9:22 pm

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Many thanks to Lindsay and her colleagues from Communisis for their hard work on Tuesday as they moved tonnes of top soil and play bark on the farm and grounds, filling up lots of new raised beds ready for planting this summer.

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Many thanks to our friends at Barclays

March 28, 2016 at 7:07 am

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Once again, Barclays has ‘come up trumps’ for Farfield Farm having brought a team of volunteers (and a grant) for a day of labouring. They repaired rotten raised beds, transformed the fruit cage and built a dozen new raised beds to the left of the top polytunnel. It was a magnificent effort!  Many, many thanks!

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Winter harvests

March 28, 2016 at 6:59 am

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Years 5 and 6 carried on visiting the farm in the winter. They spent time planning seed orders and crop rotation. There wasn’t much to harvest but these Y5 children did harvest some Jerusalem Artichokes. Do you know their nickname?

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What temperature do seeds need to germinate?

February 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm

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Some seeds like it hot whilst others tolerate some colder temperatures and will still germinate. This document can help us to decide if it is the right time to plant certain seeds:

Temperature and Germination

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The year at Farfield Farm

December 1, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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We haven’t done any blogging for a long while, but we have had another successful year! See the photos below for what we have been up to this year.

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Spring at Farfield Farm

April 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm

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Children and staff (and the bees) have been busy up at Farfield Farm. These photographs show how the raised beds and other areas of planting looked on 22nd April 2015. As children from Reception and Year 1 have been visiting this week, and next, I took these photographs so that when they come again in the height of summer they can see how much things have grown.

 

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