Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens

By Ed Bowring | January 02 2019

Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens

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    Transition Chichester

    Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens 

    December 2018



    Brussels sprouts ready to be picked.


    With Christmas nearly upon us it has been a good chance to celebrate the past year with our Christmas lunch (mostly made with our own produce!) and reflect on what we have achieved in the gardens.

    Through the cold and rain our amazing volunteers have continued to come and we’ve been enjoying the last of the leeks, kale and pak choi and seeing the autumn sown broad beans poke up through the soil.


    The hylotelephium, or sedum as we used to know it, has looked beautiful in the frosts and the cotoneaster berries have yet to be stripped by the birds. We’ve really enjoyed making Christmas table decorations from the honesty we grew and dried earlier in the year.

    Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and session leaders this past year who have worked so hard in making the community gardens a joy for us all to use. From all of us here at Grow Chichester we hope you have a very Happy Christmas and New year!

    Christmas closures:

    Don’t forget our last session this year will be on Saturday 22nd December and we will then be shut until Wednesday 2nd January when we reopen again.

    Regular Gardening Sessions

    Wednesday sessions in the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Garden
    10.00 – 12.00

    Low impact sessions led by Ed, for those who like to work at an easy pace.

    Tuesday afternoons at Oaklands Park Community Garden (now stopped for the winter)
    16.00 – 18.00

    Vegetable and fruit gardening led by a member of the gardening team. All welcome.

    Saturday mornings in the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Garden
    10.00 – 12.00

    General gardening led by a member of the gardening team. All welcome.

    All sessions are free, and we provide tea, coffee and snacks.

    Other events

    Orchard Pruning – Saturday 12th January
    10am-12pm at the Chichester Festival Theatre Orchard

    Led­ by Peter May from th­e Brighton Permaculture Centre.­
    Please do come along, it’s a great way of learning new skills or as a refresher! But please wrap up warm and bring a pair of sharp secateurs if you have them.

    For further information contact secretary@transitionchichester.org

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    19 Jubilee Road
    Chichester PO19 7XB



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