10 Dec 2010 | One Comment |
Welcome to FlintShare

FlintShare is a community run social enterprise which aims to produce fresh, local sustainable food with and for its members. FlintShare is an ‘umbrella’ for two different ways of getting veg – the Community Garden (CG) Veg Account and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) VegShare. Members can be part of either, both or neither schemes.
We currently grow on three sites in Flintshire, at Cilcain, Northop and Hawarden.

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10 Mar 2014 | One Comment |
Nikki gets busy!

One of the original co-founders of FlintShare and local food champion, Nikki Giles, was extremely busy this weekend running workshops on bean sowing and soft fruit pruning. Nikki writes:

25 Feb 2014 | One Comment |
Community Gardening at Cilcain

These photographs might not look like much but they are proof of the huge amount of work that’s been ploughed into Cilcain’s community garden recently. The potato and parsnip beds have been dug over and manured, the sweetcorn area has been raked and re-covered ready for planting in a few months, and our lovely new pathway through the brassicas is beginning to take shape!

15 Feb 2014 | Comments Off |
CSA Northop

We had a fantastic day planned for today (15th Feb). Our wonderful CSA planner and planter Rachel Farr and her husband Simon had organised a day of planting a new orchard at the Cilcain site, not only to establish the new trees but also to provide a big welcome to new members.

21 Jan 2014 | Comments Off |
The Great British Apple Revival!

The number of songs referring to apples is endless, including old favourited like Don’t  Sit Under the Apple Tree, I’ll be with you in Apple Blossom Time and Little Green Apples. Anyone who loves trumpets will be a fan of Eddy Calvert’s It’s Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, and we still use idioms like ‘the apple of my eye’ as well as expressions such as ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.

13 Jan 2014 | Comments Off |
Here we come a-Wassailing!

People from all walks of life gathered to sing, stomp, drink and share cake at FlintShare’s Wassail. One of the brightest and most beautiful days of recent months greeted local people who came out in force to celebrate the beautiful orchard at the Northop site and to sing for a bumper harvest this autumn.