Monday 1st February 2021
Beautiful crisp sunny morning. I staggered with all the equipment I needed down to the allotment!
I finished the task of cleaning the greenhouse windows….it looks so much better especially with the sun shining.
Rachel continued to dig out the first bed….it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but we are trying to mix up hard laborious tasks ( that can’t be avoided) with the easier, instantly gratifying.
One of our plot neighbours told us there had been a delivery of manure that we could help ourselves to, so we took it in turns to load the steaming, smelly goodness into the wheelbarrow and drag it to create another steaming pile of smelly goodness on our plot.
Note to self…bring a pump to pump up wheelbarrow tyre!
Lovely steaming goodness!
We then worked in our socially distanced way to clear the very overgrown paths around the greenhouse ….among the weeds and brambles etc. finding the essential bit of piping to enable the rain water to actually run into the second water butt from the Greenhouse guttering. By clearing the paths and emptying old pots and generally tidying it up the area around the Greenhouse looks much better but more importantly you can move easily around it.
We thought we might stay until 12ish…it was getting on for 2pm when we left.
A very productive session on Plot 33.
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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