Status Grow and an Incredible New Venue

Last update: 22.11.12 First posted: 17.11.12 by in

Early night Friday, in bed by 1am have to be up early Tomorrow

Its morning the Sun is shining, can this be Tod?
I’m meeting Mary we have two groups of visitors coming and we are hosting them at the Todmorden Resource Centre, a first for us, will it work?
What if we cant fit everyone in or set out the lunch, or run our presentation?
All this madness was playing in my head, but I needn’t have worried, Mary can provide an incredible lunch without a falter, Shirley Fielder of the Resource Centre checked all was lovely for us and made sure we had everything we needed so I really had been worrying for nothing. The centre is warm bright and is totally adaptable to use as needed.

It was and incredible day

First to arrive were four fabulous folk from Rotary Barnard Castle working with Deerbolt Young Offenders Institute to produce the plants and seedlings for their “Veg Out In Barney’ project modelled on Incredible Edible. They had been in touch with Mary who is going to visit them in County Durham

Our second group was Status Grow from Newcatle Under Lyme and Burton on Trent, while everyone had a brew and and biscuits we commandeered them to choose which poster design by the guys from Deerbolt might be good to promote the project.

The biggest show of hands was for “Veg out in Barney” I think this is fab.

While we had sunshine we set off to see some of the town centre growing helped by our newest tour guide Judith (left) resplendent in an IET high vis waistcoat.

After a look around and a bit of shopping in the market we arrived back

for hot soup, bread, cheese, fruit and cake laid out in the side room.

All warm and and settled with tasty food

everyone was enthralled by Mary’s presentation explaining what we do

and how we don’t have to be up the creek without a paddle if we just crack on and do something.
After a lot more chat and about the hows, whys and wherefores our visitors went for another half hours shopping in town, before setting off for their journey home, with a doggy bag of fruit and biscuits to sustain them on the coach ride.

It was a brilliant day spent with lovely people, the Resource Centre is a wonderful venue and a great asset to Todmorden, so I have some special thank you’s.

First to Shirley who I bothered all week with questions, Thanks Shirl we think your incredible.
And we also want to thank Mario for being kind and allowing us to park a mini coach in front of his works, grazie mille Mario

a perfect day, couldn’t have asked for more

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