Monday, 1 December 2014

Parsnip

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms Workshop


Just 5 min drive from the Lewes Road or a fifteen min walk from Moulsroombe train station.
The garden can be located on google maps.
Free Parking
When: Saturday 13th December from 10am until 3pm
Cost: Because it is my aim to make workshops available to as wide a range of people as possible to further the knowledge and passion for fungi in the community I operate on a sliding scale.  Payments between £25 and £45
You can register and pay Here
In this workshop we will look at a range of edible fungi that can be grown at home and talk about their potential to support human and ecosystem health and gain an oversight of what they require to grow in your garden or allotment plot.
There will be a demonstration of how to easily grow Oyster Mushrooms at home using common household items. **You will receive a kit to take home with you!**. Discussion will be around the various materials it will grow on, how we can introduce this mushroom into our gardens and allotments and the beneficial effects it can have on our plants and soil.
We will take a brief walk in the Bevendean Community Garden woodland plot and look at what funguses are growing there, what their role is and what edible fungi we might be able to introduce and how.
Weather and supplies permitting we will start a Wine Cap Mushroom patch and talk about how it is beneficial to bee colonies.
You will go home with a good knowledge of:
The life cycle and anatomy of fungi
The role of Fungi in the ecosystem
How to grow mushrooms on a number of different materials
How fungi can benefit your health
How fungi can be used to clean up pollution
And you will receive a kit containing all you need to grow your own crop of Oyster mushrooms!
WE WILL BE OUT DOORS
Weather permitting, soup and hot drinks will be served around the fire. If it rains we’ll get wet so please bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch. There is a shed for bags and tea making.
Prior registration is preferred – please click  Here. Turning up on the day is cool too but there are no guarantees you’ll get a mushroom grow kit or soup.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lovely party tonight!

Thanks Lara for the brilliant idea and to Paul for fire, Liz for food, Kat for decor and lighting, kids for salad and everyone for fun. Madeleine is in the picture showing off her strength with our home grown melon.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Squirrel emergency

Madeleine and Norma were playing in the woods today when a baby Squirrel fell out of a tree. We checked it for injuries and left it on a pile of leaves. When we returned a few hours later it was gone so we're thinking it's with its mother high up the tree now.

Harvest

The kids love making salads. They put absolutely everything in there and make everyone eat it; which we do happily. And Elsa dug up some amazing Parsnips.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Orchard without Borders – Vergers sans Frontières  

Thanks to Anne-Marie, Jo, Stephan, Peter and all the other visitors today. Lots of sharing experiences of community gardening and very useful expertise regarding our fruit trees. And the Rhubarb cake was delicious Jo.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Pickles

One jar of cucumbers and another jar of green/redish tomato chutney. And chilies...