Friday 19th March
I'm not allowed to dig this week :( Doctors orders and well i cant lift my arm anyway its most frustrating . However we got to the plot bright and early for a cuppa with our social media guru Val and sat watching the birds flit around the plot
After Val left we set to on the fiddley and not too strenuous task of pulling grass out of the rhubarb crowns using hand forks to loosen the soil and before we knew it we had removed a big bucket full of roots
we noticed a little grass poking through on the no dig bed and also a few seedlings had popped up so Anne raked the whole bed over spreading out some more compost we found and disturbing the seed roots at the same time. Then on to the bed by the greenhouse my shoulder was feeling much better so I though I'd give digging a try alas no one fork full and I quickly swapped to cleaning a sheet of pollycarb from home to help warm the soil ready to so some seeds direct in a few weeks time leaving Anne to the heavy work (although I did come and help picking over the previously dug bits with my hand fork so I didn't feel too useless )
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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