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|