A huge thanks to everyone who came along, ran stalls, and especially to our great speakers: Tom, Richard Pamela, Anita and Julie. It was a lovely day, and I think for those of us who organised it the high point was seeing a garden that only 3 weeks ago was dark, covered in leaves and completely overgrown, suddenly tranformed into a sunny place full of people eating lunch and listening to garden advice. That, and of course the chickens! The pictures are on Facebook (and you can view them even if you’re not a member).
Our aims were to meet other local growers, learn more about gardening and get people interested in the food growing space at HNCC and we definitely achieved this.
Next Sunday 1st April, 2-5pm we’ll be learning how to build raised beds in the Highgate Newtown Community Centre garden, out of found and reclaimed wood – some of which was salvaged from the old floors of the recently refurbished bedsits in Holly Lodge! There will be carpentry advice on hand so it will be a great chance to learn.
Saturday 14th April is ‘Mission Compost!’ We’ve arranged for 5 tonnes of municipal compost to be dumped on the building site on the corner of Chester Rd/Raydon Street (opposite Highgate Library) and we’ll have from 9am-1pm to move it to our food growing projects with HNCC, Brookfield school, Brookfield estate; and to the Waterlow Park kitchen garden and Acland Burgley school. We really need all the help we can get, plus bags, wheelbarrows, bike trailers, cars etc. Anyone who helps can take some home for their garden, so please do put it in your diary now.