And it is everything we could have hoped for and more. It keeps the worst of the wind out of the shelter and looks fantastic (see attached) and there’s already talk about building another one. Thank you to everyone who helped collect them and a special thanks to Julia and Nikki who went the extra mile (and anyone else involved in washing them who came to know how bad an old soya milk carton can actually smell).
Secondly we have having our Volunteer Annual General Gathering, and so volunteers are invited. It’ll be a chance to talk about the last year, and plans for the coming year and from this we hope to build a regular group of volunteers who meet monthly to make plans and have a say about the running of the open volunteering days at the garden. Our current lottery funding will finish March 2014 and we’ve started making about how we’ll keep going and everyone’s thoughts and ideas are welcomed.
The plan is to have the meeting at the garden 3:00 20th February. I realise that a lot of people will be at work at this time and won’t be able to make it and if I hear from enough people then perhaps we can make it later or on a Saturday, but Wednesdays are always our busiest day with the people who have come most often through the year. Let me know if you’d like to come so I know how much cake and snacks to provide.
Also last year we have fabulous tomatoes and chillies thanks to the efforts of our fabulous plant fosterers. All you need is a sunny windowsill and space to get a few plants started, this is especially important this year as we want lots of little green babies to sell as well as grow. Don’t worry if you’re not green fingered, we’ll provide everything you need equipment wise as well as advice and support. Let me know if you’re interested – it’d be a huge help to the garden and if you live nearby but can’t make it down I might be able to drop stuff off at your house.
We have our first workshop tomorrow with lots of lovely people booked in to come and learn how to build raised beds Golden Hill Style and watch this space for more workshops in the pipeline. And while I have your attention the date for the spring fair has been set for11th May. Please pop it in your diary or on the calender and if you’ve any ideas of what you’d like to see at the fair then let me know.
And finally I’ve bowed to the pressures of the modern world and set up us a Facebook page. So if you are someone who enjoys the distracting pleasures of Facebook then you can find us at at www.facebook.com/TheGoldenHillCommunityGarden. Free feel to ‘like’ us, comment and post photos etc.