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Winter Wonderfulness

November 18, 2013

Hi everyone

Last week was our first frost in the a garden but we celebrated it by eating one of our last watermelons from the tunnel.  Lots of lovely fun winter things are afoot in the garden to get involved with!


 Firstly we are having a Christmas wreath making workshop day on Saturday 7th December 10-2. It’s just £10 including materials and you get to take home a lovely and eco-friendly wreath made out of natural materials for your door.  Everyone is welcome along to this as participants or helpers and if any of you have armfuls of ivy, holly, pines comes or lovely evergreen shrubs it’s be amazing if you drop them off at the garden or let me know where to come and get them from.  We are running it on a drop in basis, we’ll be under cover but wrap up warm and please come before 1pm.


 Secondly we’ll be celebrating the nearly darkest night on Wednesday December 18th 6-7:30  with fire and light at our Christmas celebration.  After the joy of the fireworks night we’ll have another bonfire to keep you warm as well as more toasting marshmallows, roasting chestnuts, loads more hot and tasty soup and hot and spicy apple juice and cider.  There’ll be a veg raffle and MOST importantly they’ll be songs – we’ll be lifting our voices and filling our hearts with cheer as we sing Christmas carols under the stars.  EVERYONE is welcome along to this free event, please bring friends and family and torches and lanterns so you can see the words, and a mug for the soup so we don’t have to use too many disposable cups.  And please let me know if you know anyone who’d like to perform some songs.  I will of course be blowing my own trumpet with my friends and we’ll be providing a brass band backing to the carols but welcome any and all other musicians to join in or do a few numbers.

 AND Diane has come up the FAB idea of a Golden Hill Community Garden Calender!  They’ll cost £4.50 and include lots of the gorgeous pictures of the garden throughout the year.  Please get in touch ASAP if you’d to support your local community garden and buy a copy so we know how many to order or if you’ve got any lovely lovely pictures that we can’t possible leave out then send them to me by Weds if possible.  Great Christmas gift idea!

 Please note we’ll be moving into our winter opening hours for December and January 11am-3pm

 And finally we’ve been shortlisted for in the Bristol Green Volunteers Awards forBest Food Project and *blushes* Best Green Volunteer Coordinator (!).  The ceremony is next Thursday 28th 7:30pm-9:00pm.  Last year we absolutely stormed it and were by far the biggest and loudest rabble there, it’d be great if we could do that again and tickets are free you can get more info and book them here: 


It’d be BRILLIANT to add some more awards to our shelf but winning isn’t everything and also it’s great to go along and meet other people doing similar ace work, all pat other other on the back, clap lots and eat crisps!

See you in the garden or at the awards night!


 Lucy Mitchell

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