Friday 26th Feb
A late start again on plot 33 the jobs today was to finish covering the 3rd bed with cardboard, levelling the edge and removing any couch grass roots left behind from the old wooden posts removed on Monday. A very satisfying job especially when you pull a long root out from under the path. While I pottered way Anne got stuck into digging over the 4th bed
Anne digging bed 4 bed 3 ready for more compost
We’ve met a few new faces too today, soon we will need a chart to keep names faces and plots in order. Everyone says we’re making good progress and can see a big difference which is encouraging as it’s easy to forget what the plot looked like back in January when we got the keys.
Sitting in the sunshine eating our lunch and admiring the view over Stoke Anne spotted a train pulling in the usually busy Stoke station. While closer to I spotted the first signs of life in the greenhouse.
Radishes have started to germinate in the greenhouse
Looks like spring is round the corner!
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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