Fair weather friends!

imageHi everyone

Well, wasn’t the fair brilliant?! And in case it was just a blur of music, laughter and colour, here are the stats to bring it in to focus
People though the gate : 592 (beating last year’s grand opening event!)
Total money taken: A whopping £1116.99!
Number of newts and tadpoles found by pond dippers: countless
Number of people who fell in the pond: only 1!
Number of musical acts performing on the decking:4
Number of visiting Mayors in red trousers: 1
Number of raffle prizes: 24
Amount raised in raffle: £456!!
Strength of wind on the beaufort scale: 6
Number of gazebos that actually blew away: 0!
It was a joy to see so many happy smiling faces, scoffing cakes, wining raffle prizes, sharpening tools, buying veg, wearing crown, making badges and running round looking like pirates/spiderman/a fish.  And who would have thought we mange to find a window between the morning’s drizzles and the evening’s hail storms and there was even a little sunshine!
Thank you so everyone who came and made the event so lovely and a special thank you to everyone who volunteered and as usual went above and beyond.   BUT we were a lot lower on cakes than last year and we could definitely do with some more help on the day so the volunteers can take a little breather and have a cup of tea.  Sooooo the next big event will be the Summer Show/Harvest Fair 14th September – get it in your diaries now and come help a create a lovely community event!
Also our next big open day is 8th June 11-3 as part of the Bristol Get Growing Trail, another chance to buy plants, eat cakes, pond dip and enjoy the garden. So tell your friends and get involved!
And in other news it’s onwards and upwards for the growing season, tomorrow we’ll get on with planting out veg in our polytunnels tomorrow, keep planting more seeds, and anyone who makes it down tomorrow we’ve a feast of perpetual spinach to harvest and more purple sprouting broccoli – yum!
See you in the garden,
Lucy Mitchell

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