Today at the Red Lane community allotment site the session was divided between giving out overwintering onions and garlic cloves and discussions about growing methods, coppicing, fruit tree grafting and a host of other activities that we plan to do with plot holders over the winter months. Despite the fact that we are now into the first week of October there is still food growing on the site, and still a good deal of colour from the flowers that people grow in their beds. I have touched on this before, but its really great to have watched this growing site develop over the last year into a thriving well used site where people connect with each other share tips about growing and produce, and it has been an absolute pleasure working with the Red Lane community. The next level we will take this to over the winter will be learning traditional and useful skills, permaculture strategies and thinking about how we can best increase both yield and fertility on the site in 2015. Despite the fact that sessions will be running the cold dark winter we are all really looking forward to them as it will give us a real chance to help to provide growers we these new skills, and if the weather isn’t very good on particular days during the winter we will hold our sessions indoors.