The New Year doesn’t seem quite so new now that we are at the end of February already, but we’ve still had jobs to do on Plot 33 – an allotment never sleeps!
The new patio was christened at the Richmond Street Allotment Produce Show in September, the Wonder Women took 1st Prize in the ‘Best Basket of Produce’ category and a few second prizes too. It was a fantastic day, the sun shone and people gathered together for the first time in a couple of years. Solar panels and an off-grid solar inverter have been delivered, paid for by the CIF (Community Investment Fund).
At the top of the plot we have moved the fruit bushes to create an area for some raised flat beds to be built and had a jolly good clean out of the greenhouse.
The half term holidays saw us helping local children to plant bulbs around Stoke Minster , and continued the flowery theme into this week painting plaques with marigolds.
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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