We are pleased to announce that the Castle's permaculture garden has won Best Food Growing Project at the Hackney in Bloom 2013 Awards.
This category awards projects where food growing is the main focus. Judges look for quality of produce, sustainable practices and examples of innovation. The project must also be visible to the public.
The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain and sell our kit and caboodle. If you
can use your previous retail experience to provide a friendly and efficient service for our customers;
offer accurate help and advice on equipment;
are a demon at replenishing stock;
have experience cash handling in a retail environment;
can administer our rental equipment with a friendly smile;
are able to work approx 30 hours per week
Then we’d like to hear from you!
Tue 30/7/2013 at 16:23 by Claire Lee
Friday 26th July
Mosonmagyaróvár- Budapest: Distance: 175km
So we made it! We have spent a couple of days partying in Ozd, where Zoltan is from. I am now back in Budapest for the night and taking the opportunity to finish off the blog before I fly home tomorrow.
Here's the story of our last day.
We woke up to rain, the first of the trip. It was only drizzling really but it was a welcome relief to the heat of the previous days.
Tue 30/7/2013 at 16:00 by Claire Lee
Tuesday 23rd July
Linz – Krems: Distance: 170km
After the disastrous day we had yesterday we treated ourselves to a luxurious lie in until 7am this morning. I had to shoot off back to Linz to get my wonky wheel fixed whilst Zoltan took the time to chill a bit and chat with an Australian family who had been cycling for nine months with four kids. The Father was carrying three kids and packs weighing over 150kg, putting our own trip into perspective. Respect!
Tue 30/7/2013 at 15:59 by Claire Lee
Monday 22nd July
Deggendorf – Linz: Distance: 167km
We’re calling this day Two Wobbly Wheels and One Flat Tyre
Mon 29/7/2013 at 11:04 by Audrey
Castle Comp Squad and British Team member Jim Pope had his best international result to date with a fantastic 9th place overall at the European Youth Championships in Imst, Austria last weekend. Jim qualified for the finals in 9th place (10 make it to the finals) against a very tough field in the Male Youth B category. He maintained his rank coming 9th in the finals as well. This was his first (of hopefully many!) international finals.
Mon 29/7/2013 at 10:55 by Victor
The Castle is looking for an energetic, creative & self-motivated person to join the team as Café Manager.
Thu 25/7/2013 at 12:56 by Audrey
If you want to find out more about The Castle's journey to becoming a more sustainable business, you might want to look through our archived Sustainable Castle blog. This dates back to when we first embarked on the project in 2008. I've copied over all the entries from 2012 onwards, but some gems that haven't been transfered to this new blog (yet) are:
Wed 24/7/2013 at 14:56 by Audrey
We are hosting a number of FREE workshops with our garden experts this summer. These are on Friday afternoons from 12pm to 1pm and are open to everyone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending. Why not make a day of it and stick around to volunteer in the garden and learn some new skills?