News from the Community Gardens November 2018

By Ed Bowring | November 14 2018

News from the Community Gardens November 2018

Blog Category: General updateBlog Tags: Gardening & Food Growing, Gardening and Food Growing, Older People, Other and Waste & Resources

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    News from the Community Gardens November 2018

                             

                                          Pumpkin harvested from the no-dig bed.

    Update     

    With winter feeling like it might arrive any day we have been enjoying the last days of autumn in the community gardens. The jewel like blooms of the fuchsias are still brightening up the borders and we’ve enjoyed harvesting the last of the leeks and roses of the season.

                                                              

    We’re starting on our list of winter maintenance tasks and have begun the annual activities of clearing out and cleaning the greenhouse, turning the compost and washing all the dirty pots! But there has still been time for our volunteers to harvest the oriental salad and pak choi from the poly tunnel and enjoy the very last of the cosmos.

    Tuesday afternoons at Oaklands Park Community Garden have now stopped for the winter but Wednesday and Saturday morning sessions in the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Garden continue throughout the year, so do come along as we’d love to see you.

    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

    Oaklands Park Hedge Planting

    Transition Chichester applied for 420 native species hedging plants from Woodland Trust for a community project to establish a hedge in Oaklands Park, Chichester.  The application was successful, and the plants have now arrived, so all we need to do is plant them! The hedge will be planted just south of the Festival Theatre, inside the post and rail fence which separates the large car park from the grassy area below the theatre buildings.
    Mary Iden is coordinating the project, and will be on site on the following dates, from 10am onwards. The planting sessions will be morning only – probably finishing around 12 or 1pm.
    The later dates will not happen if all the planting has been finished by then.
    Please get in touch with the organiser at mary.iden@gmail.com if you would like to help, saying which session/s you would can attend. She will only organise a session if there are enough people.
    10am Thursday 22 November  
    10am Friday 23 November
    10am Thursday 29 November
    10am Saturday 1st December
    10am Sunday 2nd December
    Volunteers will be asked to bring their own tools if possible, and to wear sturdy shoes or boots, old clothes and thick gloves. Some of the saplings are prickly!

    For further information contact secretary@transitionchichester.org

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Ed Bowring