After an unintentional break we're back! Well we didn't actually leave plot 33 but we have been super busy juggling other projects in different places and the ball we dropped was the blog. Sorry.
Lots has happened since our last post.
We had our Plant and Share plant swap event as part of food for life get togethers, which exceeded all our expectations. A big thank you to all the people who helped make the day happen and all who came along making it such a great day. Food for Life get Togethers came along to film the event and heres a link to the film trailer the film will be out shortly!
Artist Richard Redwin who was tasked with building our shed and wee only compost toilet has finished! we'll do another post soon (haha promise) all about the shed
And a big step for us Anne has broken ground behind the greenhouse! When we first got the plot last year we made the decision to concentrate on the 5 existing beds in front of the greenhouse clearing and cultivating half the plot and essentially leaving the other half fallowish only keeping the weeds cut down as they went to seed. Now after much digging of couch grass, bindweed and other such lovelyness. We now have a bed of potatoes almost ready to harvest and a bed of sweetcorn, courgettes. Beans will go in the space leftover. Imagine the 3 sisters planting theory if the sisters had had a argument and weren't speaking. Plus some beautiful produce harvested and eaten on the plot
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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