The community garden space at the Beacon has been witness to lots of activity these past couple of months. The raised beds, built by Daniel Crow, are in place and looking fantastic. We currently have a variety of herbs, carrots, broccoli, strawberries, leeks, cabbage and runner beans growing with plenty space for more vegetables!
We have a mud kitchen and children’s picnic table, made by the very talented folk at Men’s Shed in Mayfield. The mud kitchen had its first muddy cooks try it out at the recent Woodland Wildlings session and it was a great success!
Our volunteer caretaker, Jimmy, has been very busy keeping the grass cut, clearing the sensory area and building mini raised beds for the children’s area using donated pallets!
Jimmy and Dan have also been using the pallets to build composting bins so we can have a dedicated system in place to reduce waste and recycle. We are always in need of more pallets and very much welcome more of these.
We have been inundated with donations of beautiful plants and trees from the community as well R+B Nurseries and Ballantyne Nursery. We also now have an orchard with seven fruit trees donated from Vogrie!
We have so much to be thankful for with all the donations and help we have had to get the garden up and running for the community to enjoy.
So it has been a very busy place indeed! We also have some brand new spades, rakes, forks and trowels so we very much welcome anyone who would like to come along and enjoy a spot of gardening! It is so rewarding to nurture plants from seed and enjoy the benefits of healthy, home grown food.
Every Saturday from 10am-2pm, we invite you to drop in for a little outdoors gardening time. Great for the body and mind. If you would like any more information about the garden or volunteering please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you come rain or shine!