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.
Our Sunday gardening session is now running from 10am-12pm.
Hope to see you there!
Alice Park Community Garden will be taking part in the Larkhall Festival’s garden trail on Monday 4th May, 10am-3pm. The garden will be open for everyone to visit, and there will be a cake and plant sale, gardening advice, volunteer information, as well as a Willow Weaving workshop. Everyone is welcome, and we would love you to pop by to see our wonderful garden.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225 571296
Willow weaving workshop MONDAY 4 MAY 10am – 1pm
Fee £5. To secure your place please contact e:email@example.com tel. 01225 571296
Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Wild Things continues on a Friday morning with Siobahn at a slightly later time: 11-12.30pm. There will be no Wild Things sessions at the garden on 20th February or 20th March.
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.
Green Woodworking workshop a different sort of October carving to the usual pumpkins..last few places for Sat Oct 25th – see EVENTS for details
The Alternative Produce Show a blustery day of the curious, marvellous delicious and downright silly. Thanks to everyone who took part..next year we’ll be at Bath Organic Garden it’s never to early to start planning your entries.