Following a suggestion at the AGM, we now have a whiteboard outside the Clubhouse listing the jobs around the site that need doing.
We have had a fantastic response from Members and their friends who have been doing a wide range of tasks, including:
- tidying the compost area
- mowing the grass
- tidying and weeding the secret garden.
- strimming and covering plots ready for new tenants
- fixing leaky pipes
- serving food at events
- showing visitors around the site
- sowing wildflower plants.
The committee would like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who has helped maintain our allotment site. As well as being somewhere for us to grow fruit and vegetables it is a fantastic community garden.
If you haven’t had a chance to help out yet, there are always a wide range of jobs available – from helping to open the shop on a rota, cutting grass through to admin tasks – just speak to a committee member or put your name down on the board.
Our membership of the Royal Horticultural Society entitles us to one free group visit a year to one of their gardens. This year we are organising a visit to RHS Wisley, Surrey.
Wisley is the historic home of the Royal Horticultural Society and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. They have a series of gardens including a showcase vegetable garden, as well as The Glasshouse and a cafe/restaurant.
We need to enter as a group, but once inside can split up into smaller groups.
We will organise car sharing for the journey – if you have a car and can take passengers please let the committee know. Similarly, if you would like to go and need a lift, let the committee know.
A sign up sheet is in the Clubhouse.
Join us on Friday 14 June 6pm-8pm for walk around the site to have a closer look at some helpful medicinal plants that grow around us.
Amanda Rew, medicinal herbalist, will take you through which medicinal herbs are growing on your doorstep, what to use them for as well as when & how to harvest them.
Learn the surprising actions of some of our native plants.
Taste some herbal infusions on the day.
The event will take place from 6pm to 8pm starting at The Clubhouse.