Hi everyone and happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a lovely couple of weeks and is ready is get back out in the garden and get some work done.  
I’d optimistically predicted we could go back to normal opening times in January but of course it’s still getting dark really early so we’ll be opening on Wednesdays this month 10am-3pm, then back to normal in February.
The next Saturday work day is Saturday 12th January 10am-2pm
Job for this month include finishing painting our beautiful sign, finishing the tetra shack wall, and beginning to build the area of new beds which has been designed with skill and creativity by our very own Diane Holness. We’ve got parsnips and leeks to eat and plans to make ready for the coming growing season.    
And, excitingly, just around the corner is a raised bed making workshop (more details will follow) and the Horfield Organic Community Orchard’s wassail- 

All are welcome to

Wassail Horfield Organic Community Orchard

Saturday 19th January 2013, 2 – 4pm

Toast the trees
Homemade cakes and mulled orchard juice for sale

Make merry with Pigsty Morris

Find out how to join and support a pioneering local food project

To find the Orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP) walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right.  OR take the lane beside 134 Longmead Avenue until you come to the last gate on the left.

Contact: hocohello@gmail.com

phone: 0117 373 1587


The picture is of us at our solstice celebration – thank you to everyone who came and brought delicious food and sang and feasted on the day of driving wind and cold rains.  It was a lovely way to 2012 in the garden to a close.  A year of rains and floods, delicious veg and beautiful flowers and hard work and countless cups of tea. I’ve got high hopes for 2013 and if it’s a little dryer this year then that would be nice as well.
See you in the garden or at the wassail,

Lucy Mitchell

Community Project Worker
The Golden Hill Community Garden: Horfield’s Accessible Allotment and Edible Forest
07506 905 394