HAVE A LOOK!
Miraca Jane has made a lovely short film (5 mins) about the garden and the shelter-build project. A huge thanks to Miraca Jane Walker and brother Aaron, who did the music. Hope you all enjoy it. Feel free to share it on our Face Book page.
A Lovely Day in the Garden last week, Music, Friends, Fine Wine and Cake.
Thanks to everyone for coming.
Garden activities continue through the summer with Wednesday and Sunday sessions and Wild Things on Friday mornings. We are sowing the path and fixing up the water butts alongside regular gardening.
Camp cooking workshop Aug 17th
OUR LOCAL GARDEN
Lunchtime at Alice Park Community Garden.
Our young gardening team from St Saviour’s Infant School harvested vegetables, salad, herbs and edible flowers to make beautiful and delicious salads to celebrate our last session in the Community Garden this term.
The Elegant oak shelter had left us with some chunky off cuts, but fortunately Dale showed up ready to turn these unpromising lumps of lovely wood into a super new bench for the garden.
Dale Stazicker has created big furniture before, Batheaston school boasts a wonderful carved storytelling throne.
We are delighted with our ‘two way’ bench for the social area. Thanks.
The peas have grown! Already 2 inches tall and ready to transplant into raised beds. We saw how snails had eaten some of them, leaving their silver trails behind. Tiny lettuce seedlings are also starting to appear.
The group tried sugar snap peas and mange tout, delicious ripe strawberries. They carefully pulled up onions, laying them out to dry and harvested the rest of the radishes. The children smelt different herbs and looked at edible flours, also discovering some enormous stripey caterpillars!
A group of children from St Saviour’s Infant school has been visiting Alice Park Community Garden each week this term, walking to and from their school with staff and parent helpers. They have been very busy in the garden, planting peas, sweetcorn and lettuce; harvesting and tasting broad beans, radishes, lettuce and fresh mint and last week took some freshly dug potatoes back to school which were cooked and tasted delicious!
The children have also been learning about wildlife in the garden and which creatures are the gardener’s friends and foes.
With the mixture of sunshine and showers, the pea and lettuce seeds are already coming up and in a few weeks will be ready to taste. Some ripening strawberries have also been spotted …
We had a thrilling day on Saturday as the frames were raised into place and the roof timbers put on top. All the painstaking work to make the measurements exact and the joints really clean was really worth the effort, because it went together beautifully. Come down and have a look, and I’m sure you will agree!
Don’t forget, if you’re coming gardening on Sundays, the hours have changed: 10am – 12pm.