During May the growing season well and truly starts. It is the season of blossom and we hope you enjoy the display in the community garden this year. There are also bluebells in the woodland! Some of the first things in the garden that are the first to be enjoyed again in the new season are the herbs that died back for winter but are now sprouting such as mint, fennel, French tarragon and lovage. Mint goes beautifully with lamb, fennel and French tarragon partner fish delightfully and lovage has a taste similar to celery and is great for adding flavour to stock.
Next month’s activities:
We have joined forces with the some local residents to do a quick litter pick throughout the park for the first half of the next Sunday morning gardening session. Next month’s activities will also include spreading compost from our compost heap onto the beds, adding chicken manure pellets to the beds, making plant signs and starting off a new area for growing comfrey and New Zealand flax.
Want to get involved?
During the summer months we normally meet up here at 10am upon the first Sunday of each month and every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Next month we will be meeting upon
Sunday May 7th from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday May 17th from 6pm to 9pm.
Nothing is better for the soul than gardening and nurturing your environment. Add in the fact we are a community volunteer garden and you get a very potent shot of feeling good when you come to one of our gardening sessions. We always welcome new volunteers for the gardening (no gardening experience required) so come along to lift your soul and feel good next month.