|Touring the site - Tracey explains how to use|
lettuce as a living mulch around courgettes.
The session began with a tour of the site, with Tracey explaining how we are working to make the allotment as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. She also spoke about the crops we are growing including those which might be more familiar to some of Nottingham's minority groups, like calalloo, shark's fin melon, methi and sweet potato.
|We grow some of those weeds on purpose, honest!|
|Looking at the herb garden - the mint was a major hit|
After that, we had a lunch which included food from Jamaican, Indian and African cuisines, followed by some gardening activities. One group made paper pots whilst another helped us to start planting our "Sowing new seeds" bed.
|Marie shows how to make paper pots|
|Some of the younger members of the Somalian group help|
to plant up the "Sowing new seeds" bed.
Ray and Philippa were on hand to help, and Shona from the Food Initiatives Group was brilliant, helping us to source food to appeal to a wide range of tastes, and even staying to do a bit of weeding afterwards!
|Ray and Phil take a break from washing up to enjoy the sunshine|