Welcome to the Secret Garden South of Bobber's Mill Bridge in Nottingham

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

We are a group of local people, who are nurturing a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us just South of Bobbersmill Bridge, on the allotment site at the South end of Ascot Road. 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 26 July 2012

Great Food and Perfect Weather for Jamaican Cook and Eat

We had such a good session today, we're all still grinning from ear to ear!

Rudi shows us how it's done.

Ruddy, who is one of the Youth team at Groundwork, came to the allotment today to help us to cook some authentic Jamaican food. He showed us how to prepare a feast of Jamaican rice and peas, callaloo with salt-fish, plantain and green bananas. We topped it off with some tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers we'd grown ourselves.

Getting stuck into the cooking

In the end, we had nearly 20 folk for lunch, and they all pronounced it delicious. Ruddy has promised to help us again later in the year, when our sweet potatoes are more fully grown. We're also hoping to use our own callaloo once it's grown a bit, although some of the local Jamaican allotment holders aren't so sure about what we've managed to grow, or about growing it outside! It's a learning process, and this "summer" weather is not necessarily helping us...

Some of our guests tucking in.

The weather was tropical enough for some to
need to sit in the shade!

A big thank you to Ruddy and everyone who came for the session. Hopefully we'll soon have the clay oven finished, and that will allow us to have even more delicious cook and eat sessions.

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