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?

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Perfect Pumpkins!

We had a great session today with some families who visited from Lenton Library to get to grips with some pumpkins.

Each child got their own pumpkin, and we helped them to clean them out and then decorate them using some special (and safe!) pumpkin carving tools. These little saws are starting to appear in shops in the UK, so it's worth looking out for them, as carving a pumpkin with a kitchen knife is a great way to earn a trip to Accident and Emergency!

We don't do the carving the easy way either! If you get a pattern, you can create a really spectacular pumpkin, even if you aren't very artistic, and quite young children have managed to get excellent results.

Our group did really well, and the resulting pumpkins look pretty impressive. The other great thing with pumpkins is that they taste good too, so we also showed the group how to make pumpkin pancakes, which went down a treat.

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