Spring News from the Golden Hill Community Garden

Here’s the latest news from the Golden Hill Community Garden from Lucy Mitchell, Community Project Worker…

Hi everyone,

Spring! We made it! We had an absolutely lovely first day in the spring garden on Wednesday, sun shining, birds singing, seed planting and soup scoffing!

​This winter we’ve really needed our weekly soups to keep us warm and this week in time for spring and the end of soup season we’ve just run out of onions.  The stored squash and carrots are nearly gone, we’re done to our last little swedes and kale… hooray for leeks!

It’s hard to imagine it was like when people had to feed themselves through this hungry gap before the new veg were ready without a polytunnels or imported veg.  The vitamin rich green watercress or the first rhubarb poking through the soil must have been like emerald and ruby treasures.

We’ve got our usual jam-packed kids’ days running this Easter and 5-12 years olds can expect a trip to Never Never Land this time!  ​I am happy to announce we’ve got lottery funding this year to carry on providing our accessible family adventure days to families with children with a special educational need or a disability.

Our first one in 2018 is on Thursday April 5th 11am-3pm and is just £5 per child and will be a LOVELY day of silliness and games and chance for families to spend time together outside and share a delicious freshly prepared lunch. Please pass on the info to anyone you think might benefit.

And, more good news is Pete has found the fab Jeff Hart a straw bale builder and together they have started fixing the hole in our burnt but still beautiful Balehouse.

Well done to the tough tods and parents of the Golden Buds, the ‘we-don’t-need-our-coats-on-we’re-not-even-cold’ kids of the afterschool club and the volunteers who’ve survived the winter in the garden with a very very drafty Balehouse.

A dates for your diary The Spring Fair!  12th May!  All offers of help, cake, music playing gratefully accepted as normal!

Also, we are having our AGM in the Balehouse at 7pm Wednesday 11th April, anyone is welcome along if you’d like to hear about the financial nitty gritty and overview of goings on in the garden.

See you in the garden,