Party at The Carrs
This was again a great day organised by Wilsmlow Town Council. We were invited to display the stage side with edibles to show people what's growing right now and to promote our Bloom campaign, which of course we said yes.
Here's our display and a view of the party:
Terry & Ian were there with their stall, Dean Row Allotment Society and they very kindly donated all that they didn't sell to the community plots. All of these plants will be planted up at Hallwood Road this weekend. (brasicca, broad beans, leeks, mint, cucumber)
Signs of Kindness (Part VI)
Almost a year to the day Roger is back with more of his wonderful signs (see two stories below). It was a brighter day today, thankfully and this is now his 6th sign for us with two more to come, all done in his own time, using reclaimed timber and helping us to spread the word and show people where we're working. This sign is much bigger than the others and will find it's home on one of the new plots:
Dean Drive - 1pm, Saturday 22nd June 2013
Stanneylands Road - 2.30pm, Saturday 22nd June 2013
Join us to plant them up with plants from Shentons Farm Shop
National Trust property Quarry Bank Mill hosted their annual Autumn event 'Apple Days' up at the allotment gardens of the Apprentice House and we were delighted to be able to be there.
The whole weekend was bathed in sunshine and hundreds of people flocked through the gardens to enjoy the taste of freshly juiced apples, make bird feeders, learn how to prune their trees correctly and a whole host of other activities including bee keeping, willow weaving and it's Autumn so of course there was 'Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin'... about four pumpkins to one Helen, according to Garry!
Signs of kindness
People often stop to chat and find out what it's all about while we're tending the plots and every once in a while, some of those people turn out to be truly incredible ... and here's one of them.
Roger noticed our lack of visible signage and using his own wood, tools, paint and time, created this beautiful sign for our plots - this rainy day blurred picture does not do it justice. He's now on a mission to make us some more for Bank Square and Wilmslow Station.
Thank you Roger, you are a gentleman.
'The Apple' can be found at Wilmslow Station Front
Unveiled by George Osborne,sponsored by Northern Rail & Local Area Project at CEC and created by the talented FTS Ltd based in Ashley, using locally felled wood from Timperley.
Spreading the Word
Added 14/01/2010 by Helen
Well, to say this was my first time, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
I spent this afternoon with my back in the sun and my feet in the snow carving into a slice of a neighbour's felled tree.
The chisel belonged to my great grandfather so it felt quite humbling making a message for the future, using a tool from the past.
Just hope the blister doesn't last too long!