Transition Larkhall have a special library of tempting books on subjects ranging from Permaculture to No Dig Gardening. Come and browse on the peaceful mezzanine at the New Oriel Hall (neworielhall.org.uk) or take them home for some more serious reading.
Many thanks to Ros for setting this up.
Gardening and growing food collectively is a good way to make new friends and you always share something to eat!
At St Saviours Infants school the parents and children of the new Gardening Club have been exploring the basics of growing your own with mentors from the community garden.
The new gardeners have been using raised beds at the school to cultivatate, reap and sow in tandem with starter projects at home and enjoyed visiting other growing places like the allotments and our own garden here at Alice Park.
We look forward to catching up with the group agin in September to see learn about their summer harvests and check on the giant pumpkin.
Willow Weaving workshop: this will be held at the garden on Monday the 4th May, from 10-1pm, for only £5. Places are currently fully booked, but if you would like to be contacted if someone drops out then please contact Annie at email@example.com or call 01225 571296
Willow weaving workshop MONDAY 4 MAY 10am – 1pm
Fee £5. To secure your place please contact e:firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 01225 571296
Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Many thanks to Tim Gatfield, Charlie and Red from The Cherry Wood Project www.cherrywoodproject.co.uk for such an enjoyable morning at Alice Park Community Garden. Tim shared the principles of green woodworking and taught participants how to craft spatulas from alder. The group used shave horses, draw knives, craft knives and axes to practice their new skills and get a taste for the potential of working with wood.