We were blessed

A brief flavour of the Launch Event at Bleakhouse Library. A big thank you to everyone that came and to all who helped make it possible. Share

The Sow We Grow Together Project  has turned the somewhat neglected garden at Bleakhouse Library in Oldbury into a welcoming green space where local people can take part in workshops and events or simply relax in natural surroundings, you can read more about the project here http://countershade.org/blog/ The Sandwell and Birmingham Permaculture group will be […]

Pre launch Event

PRE – LAUNCH EVENT 1st april 2017 – 11.00 am Sandwell and Birmingham Permaculture Group in conjunction with Bleakhouse Library, Countershade http://www.countershade.org/index.html and the Sow We Grow Together project http://countershade.org/blog/ We will be holding a launch day at this site on the 8th April (more details to follow soon) where we are pleased to announce […]

This makes 2 large portions, 4 smaller portions. Ingredients 1 cup white quinoa 2 cups water 2 tsp stock powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp sumac 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice salt 2 handfuls small tomatoes, quartered 1 small can sweetcorn 1 carrot, grated 1 Tblsp thyme 1 […]

I adore variations on porridge and this is a doozy! This recipe makes enough for one very hungry person (i.e. me!) Ingredients 2 rhubarb stalks, roughly chopped 3 medjool dates, stone removed 1 apple cored and chopped into large pieces A handful of quinoa flakes 1 cup of almond milk (I use Plenish) 1/2 a […]

For 2 people 700g sweet potato, cut into thin wedges 1 can beans such as haricot, borlotti or kidney 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika 1/2 tsp cumin A handful of coriander leaf Juice of 1/2 a lemon Splash of olive oil Splash of water 2 spring onion 2 tsp Marmite or yeast extract 1 small […]

Golden Hummus

Makes enough for 2 people. Ingredients 2 handfuls medium-sized cauliflower florets 4 mushrooms roughly sliced 2 handfuls sliced sweet potato, 5mm thick 2T tamari 2 Tblsp water 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 1 can or jar of chickpeas, drained and rinsed well 1 garlic clove 1 splash of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp ground […]