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More culinary choice coming to Formby village

The announcement has caused the following flurry of excitement and expressions of interest on Twitter

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I must say, I too am looking forward to the opportunity to experience a wider range of culinary choice. 

What do you think? Tweet your comments to FormbyFirst Blog @formbyvillage or add a comment by selecting the comment tag below.


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This Week at The Atikinson

Looks like fun.

Dotty is a baby fire dragon. She lives at the top of a mountain with her grumpy dad, Mr Dragon. In the village below, everyone fears for their lives, for dragon’s eat children! Or so they believe. But, Dotty would never eat children! Not ever… Instead, she loves to gaze down and watch the children playing in the orchard, – and one day, she decides to pay them a surprise visit. After all,everyone loves surprises, – don’t they?

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Source: The Atkinson web site

A Frightfully Good Quiz

Do you want to help a good cause whilst having fun too?

Sefton4Good, who help local causes invite you to a 'frightfully good Halloween Quiz'

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Charlotte Mendelson Transformed her Patio into a Garden Larder

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn your whole garden over to growing vegetables? 

I came across this example while reading the Saturday Guardian newspaper.  Charlotte Mendelson transformed her patio into a garden larder.  I hope you enjoy the following extract.  There's a fuller version on the  Newspaper's website and the author has also written a book chronicling the project. 

I grow more than 100 things to eat, including eight or nine types of tomato, five varieties of kale, three kinds of raspberry, various sorrels, 10 kinds of lettuce and a few flowers, all edible

If you are a frustrated enthusiast-in-waiting, with only a tiny growing space, or nothing at all; if other people’s gardens, let alone gardening books, intimidate you; or if your only interest in plants is in eating them, you are not alone.

This is my confession: my comically small town garden, a mere six square metres of urban soil and a few pots, is not a scented idyll of rambling roses, or an elegant, if overstyled, space in which to drink prosecco. It is a larder in which I grow more than 100 things to eat, including, in an ordinary year, eight or nine types of tomato; five varieties of kale; three kinds of raspberry, red and gold; various sorrels; globe, Jerusalem and Chinese artichokes; 10 kinds of lettuce and chicory, and another 10 of Asian greens; seven or eight types of climbing bean, mostly Italian; about 50 herbs and a few flowers, all edible. I make salads with 20 or 30 different leaves; and I harvest, sometimes by the teaspoonful, juneberries, wild strawberries, tame strawberries, blackberries, wineberries, blueberries, loganberries, gooseberries, cherries, grapes, rhubarb, apples, figs, quinces and every conceivable currant.

I love this story of a creative transformation that's both practical and healthy.

The #EdibleFormby project team based at the Formby  Swimming pool also show, no matter how small a garden is, it can be a successful source of a range of freshly grown vegetables.