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Saturday Garden Work Party and lunch

Volunteer meetup gardeners are welcome to join our regular work parties. These will continue every other Monday and Saturday from 10am till 2pm.

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.

Other information

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





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  • sonia

    I didn't know you could plant okra in this country(granted it's ina polytunnel). Sorry again I am missing this event but I'll be up for the next one! Maybe my greenhouse will also be up by then and ready for some planting!

    May 23, 2014

    • Bethan

      We are giving it a try after a few failed attempts. Ros sowed the seed back in March so it's well established, fingers crossed!

      May 23, 2014

  • Bethan

    Saturday workparty is the big plantout. We have the polytunnel to fill up with sweetcorn, melons, okra, yard long beans, cucumbers and peppers – well we will have to see if we can find enough room!! and outside we have sweetcorn, courgettes, squash, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, baby sweetcorn .... I’ll bring a list of other things to do as well but I think most of the time will be taken up by planting out. Lets hope for some good weather and good friends to work with.

    May 23, 2014

  • sonia

    I am away again this weekend but I'll definitely make it to the next one! I really enjoyed my last visit.

    May 19, 2014

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