Monthly Archives: February 2011

Community Garden news

As tomorrow (27th) is the last Sunday of the month, it’s a ‘growing day’ at the Community Garden.  Come along and join in any time from 10.30 till about 2pm.  You can get your hands dirty and get some good digging exercise, or you can just come along and say hello and watch proceedings!  we’ll be down at the community garden on Sunday from 10.30am.  All welcome!

One of the jobs for tomorrow is to look at the composting area. So if you have any old compost bins, unused wooden pallets let get in touch or bring them down to the garden and we can get building.

Some exciting news! We’ve recently been awarded 150 fruit tree saplings from the nice people at The Woodland Trust.  These will be offered to villagers to help kick start our Tideswell orchard.  We’ve also had a lovely donation (from villager Pete Nash) of some rare purple peas.  These will be available to people on the basis that some seeds are saved at the end of the season to help support this rare breed.

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Competition time!

In case you’ve missed it, the School of Food is running a competition to win a £70 voucher to be redeemed against any of the cookery courses at the school.

See www.tideswellschooloffood.co.uk/news/2011/1/competition-time and get entering!

Coming out of hibernation

The Community Garden is slowly coming out of hibernation following the cold snap in December.  The good news is that we managed to get out for the first Volunteer Day of the year last Sunday.  Despite the cold weather, we were delighted that some sprouts were still there for the picking!  (And very tasty they were too, Ed!)

The first growing year of the community garden only really started in May, so we’re chuffed to bits about what we achieved last year.  This year we have a bit more time to plan – anyone interested in shaping what we do this year is welcome to join a session to discuss in The Star  on 17th Feb – 7.30pm.

Oh, and please meet Helen.  Helen is a Tideswell resident who, before last may, had never grown a single thing.  She threw herself into the Community Garden, learning as much as she could from other villagers, and here she is with the fruits of her labours.  Result!