Welcome to the Secret Garden behind Bobber's Mill in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

We are a group of local people, helped by Groundwork Greater Nottingham, who are resurrecting a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us at the South end of Ascot Road, near Collins Cash and Carry. The Gardens are a great place where anyone can come to find out more about growing their own food in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities and welcome any nationality or age group.

Why not come and join us?

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Family Fun Morning

Today, we reserved the morning for an event to encourage more local families to visit the allotment. The weather forecast was dire, so we had our fingers crossed, but fortunately, it held off bar the odd sprinkle of rain, and we had a nice number of local folk who responded to our leafletting.

Decorating CD's to make bird scarers

Dan looks after the self-watering pot stand

 We laid on decorating cd's to make bird scarers, making self-watering pots again (see the Green Festival post for all the details),  making scarecrows, games from Spots Vs Stripes and pancakes made with butternut squash, served with a rhubarb sauce (thanks for the rhubarb Sally!). Visitors were also invited to harvest lettuces and herbs, which they happily did, going home with stuffed bags and happy smiles.

Some of our guests



The finished pirate scarecrow

Everyone seemed to have a great time, and we enjoyed ourselves as well.

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