The word of the week was ‘compost’…two tonnes was delivered to Thornton’s Budgens carpark on Wednesday, and with the help of many volunteers alongside the FOOD from the SKY team, those two tonnes were carried by container via the staircase to the roof top. Now only a few compost crumbs remain. It was not the most glamourous job, so massive appreciations to everyone who put their energy and sweat into the task!
Next job: sieving compost!
We had a lovely Saturday with volunteers on the roof, some children from a local cubs group came along, enjoying the scorching hot weather with us! We managed to do lots of jobs – planting out courgettes and tomatoes, sowing more peas, weeding galore…a very productive day.
Our Beekeeper Silvio was around on Saturday during the volunteer session, and he gave us a great opportunity to see the bees working away…honey-production in action!
The bees certainly seem very happy in the garden at the moment, more and more flowers are bursting into bloom, it must be a veritable paradise for bees of all sorts.
Plenty of Bumblebees to be seen as well…glorious creature of all shapes and sizes…some carrying enormous loads of pollen on their hind legs! I just wish they weren’t so good at evading my camera…would love to share them with you all!
We’ll have some new plants for sale in the shop this week…come into Crouch End Budgens to get some Calendula, Borage, French Beans and Kale. Priced from only £1.29 each.
Friday – harvest and work day with Jack…9am-4pm. Please bring the same as above! More hands are needed for harvest, so if you can get there early that would be great. Otherwise, we welcome volunteers anytime during the day – no obligation to stay for the whole day. We’ll be starting to install the irrigation system, so any handy-people for such jobs are very welcome!
Saturday – volunteers work day with Sarah 12pm-4pm. It’s glorious being in the garden on these hot, hot days. Do come prepared though, bring sunscreen and a hat, as well as lunch to share.