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 28 August 2014

Harvest Fun with the BOBS Group

"Unscrewing" a courgette

Harvesting is a big part of the fun of growing your own, and at Windmill we are always delighted to give people the chance to get involved at harvest time, so it was great to welcome the BOBS group to the site to do some picking with us today. They visited us a few years ago, and it was brilliant to hear stories from some of the children about how much they had enjoyed their previous visit, and the taste of the sweetcorn. Those new to the site also got stuck in, and were soon experts in harvesting carefully to make sure the plants didn't get damaged.

Shark's fin melons hiding under their leaves
Where have the beans been hiding?
Tomato about to be enjoyed

Luckily, we had ripe sweetcorn to give the willing workers again this time too. It's always nice to be able to reward hard work. Whilst some of the older children helped us to prepare the corn, the younger folk and their parents and carers used some of the harvest to make a picture. There was a bit of disagreement amongst the artists, so the face you see is a woman with long hair, carrot earrings and courgette hair slides, but with a beard - she'll be representing the UK at Eurovision soon, no doubt!

Preparing the sweetcorn

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