We’ll be busy at the garden this Sunday from 2pm. Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:
- picking vegetables and sweet peas
- harvesting onions
- a little weeding for those who fancy it
- sowing a few seeds of spinach, chard and lamb’s lettuce.
Join us if you can.
Please join us at the Garden on Sunday, 10th July from 5pm to celebrate the summer. Bring along a plate of food to share and something to drink.
Family and friends very welcome.
Look forward to seeing you then!
We’ve just heard from the Petersfield Society about a project to survey the trees in the town. Using software from the USDA Forest Service (i-Tree), they will be providing full training and any necessary equipment so it is a great opportunity to help your local trees and learn more about them. No experience or specialist knowledge required.
More information about the survey can be found by following this link: https://sites.google.com/site/petersfieldtreesurvey/home
In case you didn’t know, we are taking part again in the Big Dig – a national event encouraging people to help get the new growing season started in their local community garden. It’s a great way to socialise and get to know people so do come along and invite others – no actual digging required unless you wish.
This year it’s on Saturday 16th April from 2pm-4pm at the Community Garden in Waterworks Road, Sheet, Nr Petersfield. For how to find us click here
There’s a list of jobs on the board in our shed, including planting potatoes and onion sets, sowing winter veg, sowing spinach and carrots, planting out peas, potting on tomato and artichoke plants in the greenhouse, making new beds (if you want to dig) or just come and do nothing in particular. As always, all welcome. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder of a couple of events this week:
On Thursday, 14th January we are holding our Annual General Meeting at Winton House in Petersfield. 7pm for a 7.30 start.
Also, we are wassailing in the Orchard on Sunday 17th January from 2pm. Do join us for fruit tree pruning, singing with Petersfield Community Choir and apple-related refreshments!
Latest weather forecast is looking a bit more promising so fingers crossed. Emily, Adam and myself started marking out beds on Thursday evening so we have somewhere for people to dig if it is dry enough. We thought it would be good to get something planted on the day so if anyone has veg plants, seed potatoes (potatoes would be very good by the way as apparently they inhibit couch grass, maybe!) then do bring them along.
On Tuesday evening Amanda, Lynn, Sue and myself met to discuss next steps in the garden. We decided to prioritise Louise’s funding application to the South Downs National Park and looking at the design started to make a list of equipment and materials that we would need in order to get it built. Whilst some of these things can be financed through grants it is likely that we can provide certain items ourselves, perhaps by donation or a loan. Obviously we don’t want to duplicate our fundraising efforts so please take a look at the list below and let us have your comments/suggestions (or better still, offers!) You will see there are a lot of gaps and there are bound to be things we have forgotten …. (like hand tools!) so all thoughts welcome!
The list can be accessed by clicking here: Wish List
Hi everyone and welcome to our brand new blog. I have just sent out some invitations to you so that you can view, comment and start posting if you are familiar with how to do this. Don’t worry if you aren’t. I’m finding this out as I go along as well… Like the garden itself this is very much a work in progress and I’m sure it will evolve as we start to find our way around and work out how best to use it. Initially, we will keep the site as a private blog, i.e. only invited members will be able to view or post comments. At a later stage I’m sure we will want to open it up to a wider audience, such as potential new membership, other community gardens etc. I suggest that we use this section of the site to post comments/ideas and have discussions whilst the ‘Pages’ section will contain more ‘static’ information, such as membership and contact details, background info about our project, design info (eg the plan) and other documents that we might want to refer to.
I’ll shut up for now… over to you… Any ideas for pages, posts etc? Any problems or questions? Get commenting!