Friday 30 March 2012

Sowing seeds at KEVI'S

Alexa, Janet, Noel, Ros and I met up with some of the students at the Grammar school yesterday. Janet, Noel & Ros helped Tom and Owen  plant 18 Arran pilot seed potatoes that I had chitted earlier, Charlotte and Sam were happy sowing out the broad beans with Alexa and I helped the two Billy's and Harry to sow coriander seeds and a clump of Jerusalem artichokes in the white sacking beds.
Thanks to both Sarah Pillans and Sue Nelson from Kevi's for bringing the students along we're hoping to
start a regular Thursday lunchtime club, if you'd like to join in then please let me know.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

The changing face of Foundation House garden

Not a great photo is it? but it gives you a bit of an idea of how the beds are in the garden right now.
We have removed some of the fencing and bed surrounds to be used on other growing projects around the town. We've also joined two of the beds into one long open area for a crop of potatoes and partially prepared another open bed for broad beans. We've decided to open out the beds so that the school students will be better able to access the crops, the gamble being that the wild life might get there first!
We hope to sow the crops one lunchtime in late March with students of the food technology course. The tutor, Sue Nelson is keen to get them involved with the growing as well as the cooking of vegetables. This is brilliant news and hopefully just the start of greater school involvement in the garden.
If you'd like to come along to help sow the crops and meet the students just let me know and I'll confirm the date and time.