Get growing Breightmet 19th August

Another real mixed bag where work was concerned today, first thing in the morning I left Landrover Dave and Ian sorting through timber on the Hub site and they began making large raised beds for the Red lane community allotment site.

Ian and Dave getting to grips with the large raised beds

Ian and Dave getting to grips with the large raised beds

Growing summer Holidays

Whilst the lads cracked on with the timber work I visited growers houses to give them advice and see how their crops were doing.  I also spent time working with Catherines three boys in the front garden, the boys got stuck in and sowed Chard, Parsley and Giant red mustard seeds into large bowls, they also showed me their chive plants that we started off at our environmental event that we held at local New New Street UCAN centre last month.

Catherine's Boys filling bowls with soil and seeds.

Catherine’s Boys filling bowls with soil and seeds.

After working with the Boys my next port of call was Tara’s House round the corner, in the picture below right Tara’s daughter shows me the courgettes they have grown in their raised bed in their front garden. I left then left Taras and nipped over the UCAN centre to sow some seeds in the garden for distribution to growers in the next week or so.

late summer salad and herb seed sowing

late summer salad and herb seed sowing

 

Tara's daughter with three courgettes from the families raised bed.

Tara’s daughter with three courgettes from the families raised bed.

Curry with the global folk

Instead of taking our dinner break at the usual twelve o’clock time we decided to take up the offer of a curry that was being made by some Indian people for the newly settled Congolese community up at the Elderdale community centre later in the afternoon. the curry was great, and from a work point of view I got to know the Congolese women a little more, some whom I will be helping to grow food in their gardens. After the curry we went back down to the Hub site and stacked sections of the raised beds in the steel container, ready for their instillation on the site in the coming weeks.

Landrover Dave adding the finishing touches to this large raised bed.

Landrover Dave adding the finishing touches to this large raised bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

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