about us

16 Rosie, Steve and our regular volunteers make up Edibles.  We have diverse backgrounds in art, design, teaching, facilitation and consensus building. We have all grown fruit & veg on a home and allotment scale for many years and increasingly make growing integral to our lives. The permaculture design course that we completed in 2009 - 10, has greatly inspired us to make changes to allow us to live more in tune with our beliefs. We are now working towards the Diploma in permaculture which will allow us to teach permaculture courses ourselves. Until recently, we have taught an Environment and Sustainability GCSE at our local High School.109 Edibles is based at Paddock Farm in the Colne Valley in the South Pennines, west of Huddersfield. We rent 7 acres of land and currently have about one acre under production, with allotment style beds, demonstration small beds, greenhouses, polytunnels, hen tractor, beehives and 3 forest garden areas.Edibles has three strands:

  • to provide year-round food growing for sale locally, with salads and herbs our speciality.
  • education - supporting people to grow food by running courses and continuing our teaching in High School, providing demonstrations of different approaches, activity sessions, guided visits, regular gardening days, volunteering opportunities, and outreach work in schools and community organisations.
  • a nursery of edible plants for sale to individuals, schools and organisations, with local heritage fruit trees our speciality. 

We are also helped by volunteers and welcome WwOOFers. Edibles has been supported by Kirklees Council, the Plunkett Foundation and the Cooperative Enterprise Hub