Festive Rent Day – Sunday 8th December

It’s that time of year again – time for Members to pay their rent.  This year Members will also need to sign a new tenancy agreement and terms and conditions as agreed at our Autumn General Meeting on 2 November.

There will also be free festive food for Members to enjoy, and Christmas craft activities for all the family.

Plum chutney, plum jam and honey mustard made from produce grown on site will also be available for sale and would make lovely Christmas presents.

After rent day we will be holding a Christmas wreath making workshop from 3pm to 5pm.

We hope to see our Members on Sunday 8 December.

Autumn Community Spruce – Sunday 13th October

The summer is officially over and it’s time to start tidying up and planning for next year.

On Sunday 13 October between 11-3pm there will be a Community Spruce day to help tidy the site and get ready for bonfire night.  You can come for all or part of the session.  There will be a range of jobs to do.   Lunch will be provided along with plenty of tea and cake.

We will also be providing advice on composting and what can be grown in the colder months.

Hope to see you there.  If you can’t help out on the day but are available on other days don’t forget to check out the board next to the Clubhouse for site jobs or speak to a committee member.

Wildlife on site

In July we put up a whiteboard for members and visitors to the site to record the wildlife they have seen.  So far sightings include:

  • cinebar moth catepillers
  • peacock butterfly catepillers
  • grasshopper
  • newt in the wildlife garden pond
  • tadpole in a pond
  • fish in the river
  • slow worm
  • large copper butterfly
  • jersey tiger moth

The whiteboard is outside the Clubhouse – if you see anything please note it down.  If you take a photograph email it to thecommittee@dorsetroadallotments.org.uk and we will add it to the website!