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 1 November 2012

Pumpkin Carving on Halloween

In Autumn, the good folks here at Windmill start thinking about PUMPKINS! We are still learning how to grow them really well, but we are very good at cooking with them, and starting to get really good at carving them. Carving is great because you can scoop out lots of lovely pumpkin flesh to cook into delicious dishes.

Volunteers from our group did wonderful pumpkin carvings for the Pumpkin Day at the Dig In Community Allotment in Stapleford last week (have a look here and here for pictures), and we also had our own little event on Halloween itself. Have a look at the pictures to see what we got up to with the Nottingham University Samworth Academy transition group and some member of the Killisick young people's group. Every one also got to sample Tracey's famous pumpkin pancakes - and once again we proved that these taste great - even to folk who don't like pumpkin.

NUSA group members hollowing out pumpkins

Carving the face with a special pumpkin saw
(much safer than a knife)


Even better with a glow
Another great design

A hi-tech pumpkin face
Eyebrows make all the difference!

Lotsa teeth!

The whole gang

Killisick group carving in the dark, by candlelight

A finished result - beautifully done

Lighting the candle

Finished design - very ghosty!

Rudi tried carving one of our shark's fin melons, with great results

A jack skellington face - brilliantly scary.

Tracey shows how a fancy pattern can look

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