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?

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Windmill goes to the Green Festival

Today we took the chance to publicise our wonderful allotment at the annual Green Festival at the Arboretum. Tracey, Dan, Ellis, Sally and Ray took turns to work on the stall. Fortunately the sun shone for most of the day, and it was almost warm a few times! The public turned out in force and we were delighted by how many of them took the chance to look around our stall and talk to us.


The Windmill Community Gardens stall

Ray and Dan in action

We did have a great draw - the offer of a mini-workshop on how to make a self-watering pot. This stopped quite a few folk in their tracks, and certainly made many realise how versatile a plastic bottle can be. We also had a nice selection of plants that we had raised, which nearly all got taken by the end of the event.

The self watering pots were a big hit

For those of you who know Nottingham, you will probably realise that our main problem was explaining to people where we are located, as everyone knows the very prominent Green's Mill in Sneinton. It's a lovely place, well worth a visit, but it's not where we are! Anyway, we had a great day and we took a healthy amount of donations which will be put to good use. A number of people said they would try to pay us a visit, so we might even attract some new volunteers which would be a nice bonus.

1 comment:

  1. What a great day we had at the Windmill allotment making Rocket Stoves - thanks Tracey

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