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?

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Harvest, cook and eat - Somalian

We had a huge treat today at Windmill, as the local Somalian community helped us to have a taste of their wonderful cooking. We were joined by the lovely folk from Gateway to Nature, who helped with harvesting and cooking to create a potato and bean dish using Somalian spices and a fabulous salad, to go with chicken and rice which were brought by members of the local Somalian youth group.

Harvesting the beans
The weather also turned wonderfully warm so we had a delicious meal in perfect conditions. Even better, the blackberries are amazing this year, so we picked a huge bowl-full and had that with greek yoghurt. What a treat!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the day work so well. 


Potatoes! (Imagine it said with a Keith Lemon accent)

The Somalian community made sure we all got plenty of
lovely food.

Tucking in!

Tucking in, in the other direction!

A feast of blackberries

Mia loves her fruit.

The perfect end to a perfect meal



Thursday, 15 August 2013

Harvest, cook and eat - Spanish(ish) omlette.

Spanish omlette is a wondrous thing - especially if most of the ingredients are fresh out of the ground and off the plant, so we had a fantastic treat today. We were joined by some of the lovely people from the Bulwell Forest Garden, and everyone mucked in to harvest, wash, chop and cook. 

The results were healthy and delicious!

Picking potatoes from the experimental bag

More potatoes from the high bed

Bi-coloured tomatoes - delicious

Using a 2 pan technique to turn the omlette - easy!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

It's Jamaican Food Day at Windmill!

We had our first open-event - Harvest, Cook and Eat at Windmill today, and we were delighted to sit down to a Jamaican-themed meal that had almost every ingredient picked on the allotment or a neighbouring one, apart from rice, dried fish, plantain and ackee.

Edgar - callaloo grower extraordinaire
 Edgar - friend and callaloo-grower extraordinaire supplied his special greens, and we supplied the rest of the fresh food - onions, tomatoes, carrots, thyme, peppers and chillis. We also had our own berries for pudding. It was delicious!

Ray stirs the salt-fish and veg mixture

Hassan minces the thyme - an important
ingredient.
Pranav and Allen tucking in.

The Caribbean weather drove us into the shade!

Pudding!

On 15th August, we'll be holding another cook and eat session, so please feel free to join us - just let us know if you are coming so we can make sure we've got enough ingredients.