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?

Saturday 16 March 2013

The Big Dig (or the Big Splash?)

A few months ago, we signed up for a Nationwide Event, the Big Dig. This was designed to get folk volunteering on practical growing projects all over the UK, with everyone doing their bit on Saturday 16th March, ie today. We duly got organised, put out posters, sent out some postcards to local addresses and got together some nice food to say thank you to anyone who turned up.

Some of the hardy souls who turned up.

Today, we took a look at the weather forecast, and were quickly pretty sure that no-one would turn up! Actually, we were delighted that quite a few regulars appeared, despite the weather, and a few old friends made an appearance as well. The Big Dig didn't provide any new volunteers for us but we did have a great morning. We managed to nip out between deluges and turn over the green manure bed so it will be ready for planting later in the year, and we also did a bit of seed sowing in the polytunnel during the really wet bits. Jeremy and Steven did a great job with the catering, providing us with a feast of pizza and curry dishes.

The weather forecast was spot on - WET!

Turning over the green manure bed

Well done to all the hardy souls and if you haven't had enough, we hope to see you at the next Saturday session (next week, 10-12)!

Steven makes his famous sausage curry

Mhairi and Holly enjoy a well-earned cuppa

The clay oven helped cheer us up with pizza

Mia made sure everything was well watered in the polytunnel

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