Volunteer meetup gardeners are welcome to join our regular work parties. These will continue every other Monday and Saturday from 10am till 2pm.
There is a slight change to our usual planned work party because on Saturday it is our annual Vegetable and flower show. So we will be picking and preparing the vegetables for the show! There are lots of categories from tomatoes, peas, carrots, sweetcorn, flowers etc.
We will be on our garden from 10am prepping for the veg show and taking it to the tent to be entered
The general running order is as follows;10.00 – 12.00 bring produce to main car park to be entered.
12.30 – 4.00 have your lunch and feel free to visit other allotment holder’s gardens where the gates are open.
16.30 meet back at the marquees in the car park for the prize-giving.
Following this we will have a bring and share tea.
We hope to see you there!
What do we do?
We start off with a cup of tea and sometimes a slice of cake or a biscuit while we walk around the site looking at tasks that need to be done. For example there might be potatoes to dig up, cabbages to plant out and seeds that need to be sown. Then we will get stuck in with a task. Some people like digging or moving the compost more than others who might just want to pick some things for lunch!
After a vigorous morning of gardening activities and talking we stop for lunch at 1pm. It's all cooked from produce grown on our site and normally consists of a wonderful veggie soup, steamed greens and some spuds (not such a great year for potatoes but we tried). Then we have a leisurely tidy and finish off any jobs and that's it!
Who goes to these work parties?
We have a core group of around 15 members that regularly go down to the garden on a Saturday. They are interested in organic gardening (hehe), good food and spending time outside.
Access is by the main gate from Wilkinson Street. If the gates are locked, please call site mobiles that are posted to the gate.
These sessions are FREE to members and include a lunch cooked on site from our produce. All that we ask is that you come and give us a hand doing some gardening or just come in for a chat and a hot drink! You can call in for 5 minutes or stay for the duration.
Please wear suitable clothing and RSVP so we know that you are coming