Tea and Cake at the Community Garden…

Our first community gardening session this year is this Sunday 17th March (tomorrow), at 4pm.
Fancy learning some gardening skills? Or joining in for friendship and fun? All are welcome.
Our community garden is the triangle of land by St Clements Church, between Scarcroft Road and Nunthorpe Road.
The weather forecast is dry for tomorrow and we will be getting the garden into good order for the growing season. There will be tea and cake – do come and join us.
Lyndall Nicoll
On behalf of the community garden at the Nose
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York #YouthStrike4climate this Friday


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Join in our Community Gardening in 2019!

wild-flowers-571940__340Hello gardeners!

The temperature is getting warmer and Spring is coming. Below are our sessions for the coming growing season.

Our sessions are on Sundays at 4pm at the Nose at St Clements Church on Scarcroft Road. We provide all the equipment and occasionally snacks!

Please email Lyndall pichiciago_@hotmail.co.uk with any questions or forward this on to people you think may be interested in joining us.

17th March – Tea and cake

31st March – Onions and broad beans

14th April- Potatoes

28th April – Easter Sunday

12th May – beans and peas

26th May – squash and sweetcorn

9th June

23rd June – BBQ

7th July – Weeding and fruit picking

21st July

4th August

18th August

1st September

15th September – Picnic

29th September

13th October

27th October – Tidying the garden ready for winter!


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Planet Food cafe opens this Thursday

South Bank’s weekly pay-as-you-feel cafe and food store opens this Thursday 10th January at Southlands Church Community Centre.

To find out more, and to volunteer, contact planetfoodyork@gmail.com; Rosie 07734 721187; Bev 07939 884997.


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Plastic-free shopping! – and Bishy Road’s newest shop opens today

PSB2It’s great to see how many shoppers and shops are really thinking about reducing single-use plastic on Bishy Road. We hope you enjoy your local shopping this Christmas!



Bishopthorpe Road’s newest shop, zero-waste-themed The Bishy Weigh, opened this morning. https://www.facebook.com/TheBishyWeigh/

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Local makers taking part in this year’s Craft-y-Crawl

Our annual celebration of local craft-folk and makers takes place midday to 4pm, Sunday 18 November.

CHere (as a download) is the list of local pubs and households for you to plan your visits!; the list is also copied below.

And here is a map showing the households and streets – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Aj4ChOWcAj20HXKIb7820uXqHf9JI0ms&usp=sharing.

Craft – y – Crawl    Sunday 18th November 2018     12 midday – 4pm

List of participating venues for Craft-y-Crawl by street name (in alphabetical order)

Bishopthorpe Road – The Winning Post YO23 1NZ

  • Sylvia – Designs and hand-knits a range of cushions, tea cosies, scented sachets, bags, i-Pad cases, hats and accessories, using new and reclaimed yarns
  • Jane Milliner – Unicorn, Christmas and general cards
  • Francesca King – Ceramics and Feathertop Arts – new this year Ceramic portraits and Memorials. Ceramic jewellery, tiles, cards, prints and paintings.
  • Rich Gresswell – Fine Art Photography, local nature and landscapes, cards and prints
  • Judy Probert – Jewellery using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
  • Catherine Rhodes – High Quality Children’s Clothes
  • Vanessa Oo – Watercolour illustrations of apples and pears. Small prints of everyday street characters.
  • Charlotte Dawson – Jewellery made in a range of materials – silver, copper, textiles and ceramic. She enjoys giving her work a variety of finishes from oxidation to enamel patina and it is all unique and affordable.

73 Bishopthorpe Road, YO23 INX –

  • John Gray – “Horizons”, Acrylic paintings
  • Mohammed Bitar – wooden toys and small wooden items for everyday use, including money boxes

Cromwell Road, Bishophill, The Golden Ball, YO1 6DU

  • Nell – Scandi inspired gifts and home décor, felt birds and modern landscape prints
  • Vagaries of Mine – Enchanting illustration and papercut art
  • Mij Kelly – Picture books for children of all ages
  • Dan George – Prints and cards plus original works including paintings on slate tiles
  • Anna Harding aka Cat Tails of York – Cat themed original art, prints and greetings cards
  • Emma James – Handmade patchwork quilts using upcycled fabrics
  • Rachael Nellist – Bumble – an independent magazine inspired by the beauty of Nature

52 Millfield Road, YO23 1NQ – Jo Yeates – All sorts of handmade loveliness, including cards and gifts for Christmas and other occasions

1 Norfolk Street, YO23 1JY – Naomi ‘s Stained Glass – colourful fused glass and stained glass

79 Russell Street, YO23 1NN

  • Sarah Penn – Cards and small knitted items – mitts, scarves, tea cosies, and holders for paper hankies
  • Pat Hunter – Modern Embroidery

Flat 1, Langton Court, Scarcroft Road, YO24 1BF  – Martha Smyth – beautiful, handcrafted, unique candles and jewellery boxes. All original designs.

82 Scarcroft Road, YO24 1DD (*Open 11.30am – 5pm) – Di Hennell “My Material World” – using a variety of differing materials including textiles, wool, felt, suede, wood. Jewellery, window hangings, mono print cards, covered notebooks, Christmas decorations, cushion covers and more!

3 Scott Street, YO23 1NR

  • Pie Waller – Carved eraser stamps, daft badges, pompom bunting
  • Joy Simpson – Colourful cards and prints
  • Lu Mason – Perspex brooches and Christmas Angels
  • Petra Smith – “Beautiful handmade cards for all occasions”
  • Bernie Cullen –Venetian glass earrings and little leather bags
  • Copies of Caboodle and Bumble magazines – both are local, independently produced magazines, and will be on sale here today

17 Victor Street, YO1 8HQ

  • Liz Clarkson – Devore scarves, small Christmas boxes, decorations and more
  • Wendy Smith – Handmade Christmas decorations

33 Wentworth Road, YO24 1DG

  • Hippystitch – Sally Stone – Bracelets, brooches, necklaces and more
  • Lucy Monkman – Colourful contemporary cards, stationery and prints
  • What’s To Be Done With Her – Alyson Cowen – Ladies tunic dresses, girl’s dresses and baby knits
  • By Helen – Helen Batchelor – Beautiful flowers made from yarn and fabric

35 Wentworth Road, YO24 1DG

  • Sue Dennis – Cards
  • Ruth Merriman – Hand painted wooden tiles and card
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Tasty Marrow and Ginger jam…

… made from marrows from the community garden at St Clements Church.

Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7565/marrow-and-ginger-jam



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