Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pizza is back!

The first pizza workshop of the year went really well. Happy children on Easter holiday made their own pizzas and we got the oven hot enough for crispy dough. Beautiful weather and lovely people. And we know the summer is around the corner as the children bussied themselves with putting up the hammock.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Annual poo pick

We joined with Friends of Bevendean Downs today to collect sheep droppings on one of Bevendean's most valuable piece of south facing downland. The sheep help to graze the area but their droppings fertilize the soil which benefit weeds rather than wild flowers. Hence the need for removing it by hand. In a mutually beneficial collaboration, the community garden help with this and then we get the manure for our veggies. Although this year the Friends outweighed us in numbers. It was a beautifully sunny day sheltered from the winds.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Community composting

We emptied the community compost for the first time today. It's pretty good and well composted but we could add even more woody matter as it was a bit wet. We also dug down the donated wire spool for the kids table, very nice. Liz F. had the brilliant idea of using a bowl of water as a level tool. Apart from that, we enjoyed the sunshine. The only missing thing being a good place to nap after the lovely lunch but that can be worked on of course.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

And life returns...

Frogs and toads, in the words of Mike D, "got busy in Frisco, fooled around in Fresno..."

Buds, eggs, and early flowers are evidence that spring is around the corner.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Spring weather

Lovely sunny spring day in the garden today. Most Thursday regulars were on site keeping themselves very busy.
The tomato seeds that year 6 planted in January have all come up in the hot box which is pretty amazing considering they need around 18°c to germinate. The fresh horse manure is obviously heating it up properly.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Meanwhile, in the forest...

some more impressions from our forest day

Thursday, 30 January 2014

New vegetable beds in making

With the rain pouring down we started putting up the new vegetable beds today. The strong scaffolding planks work much better than the Hazel weave, however pretty it was. It did last us for a couple of years but we had issues with weed growing into it and not being able to remove it easily. This will last forever surely!