Monday 8th March
First task: remove the oregano from Bed 4 (some things have to go) and give it a final dig over ...oooh it's looking good, ready for planting when things warm up a bit.
Having done some hard digging we had a break over a cup of tea and using high tech scrap of paper and pencil we thought about what we would like to grow and Rachel worked out what should go with what and where. So thinking realistically that we will have 5 beds prepared. The first one will be for flowers, the second for rhubarb and herbs, the third for potatoes, the fourth for cabbage, kale and kohlrabi, the fifth for onions, leeks, garlic and carrots and we will create spaces for a pumpkin, courgettes and kuri squash.
We are going to remove some slabs from the greenhouse to make more growing room for loofahs, tomatoes, aubergines and cucumber. What a plan! And a blackbird keeping an eye on our progress.
We had an over the fence meeting with our colleague Deb Rogers and Liz, an arts student from Staffs Uni looking at how we move into face to face sessions once we are able. Looks like our first one might be with a student placement from Staffs Uni working with out Wonder Women group....watch this space. We will be introducing The Wonder Women next week.
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 starting this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national Lockdown. Until things change and begin to open up we are abiding by all the Covid-19 Government guidance and for the foreseeable future only Rachel and Anne will be working, in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 for when we can invite the community to work with us.
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