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We’ve decided once a month to give volunteers some training and today was fruit pruning. Not sure why Zac was put in the fruit cage tho

Why am I doing all the bloody work

Hazel catkins – must be early springOmlettes with garden leeks for lunchAlternative Centre for Education pupils raised beds and looking through the round window in the shed

Christmas Party

Just like last year heavy frost, freezing temperatures and a snow storm wasn’t going to stop our annual Christmas Party.

Summer Holiday Scheme

One consistent (and possibly valid) criticism of our work is that only children who are misbehaving at school are able to take part in our activities. Although anyone can turn up at our workdays, most of the children and young adults that come in their own time are the ones we already work with. To tackle this, four children from Moulsecoomb Primary met with a funder from Novas Scarman to put together a plan for a wilderness project during the… Read More »Summer Holiday Scheme

Visit from Moulsecoomb Primary School

On Friday 26th June, the Year 3s (aged 7 and 8) from Moulsecoomb Primary School came to enjoy a day on the allotment. Simon, our friendly local food fanatic, helped them to make and cook pizzas in our clay oven, while others foraged for fruits amongst the bushes. The day was designed to keep the enthusiasm for all things ‘green’ amongst the children, so they would look forward to joining the environmental group next year and pass on the message… Read More »Visit from Moulsecoomb Primary School

Open Day Success!

The Open Day – what a glorious day was had by all! We all held our breath setting up for the event as a few drops of rain fell, but all turned out well and it was a beautiful evening. The allotment was alive with families, creative activities, and cooking. For the first time, we were able to include storytelling and walks in the woods for our visitors.Our volunteers were invaluable throughout the day: setting up, conducting tours and tatting… Read More »Open Day Success!

Outlawed Vegetables

What the hell is an outlawed vegetable? It’s a frequent question at the garden where we grow French beans, peas and tomatoes that are illegal to buy in the shops. Why illegal? Well under EU regulations each variety of vegetable seed has to be put on the National Seed List, and this costs money. As most of our seed companies are now owned by the big bio-tech companies that are trying to force GM (genetically modified) greens down our throats,… Read More »Outlawed Vegetables