Well, it’s officially April as our new apprentices started today – the best way to spend a bank holiday, I reckon. I’m delighted to welcome Emma and Ximena to Growing Communities for this growing season…two Hackney locals keen to learn how an urban market garden is run. I’ll introduce them to you in my usual ‘This is…’ style when they’ve had a chance to settle in…if they’ll let me!
We also had our annual volunteer forum in which bees and an exciting new seed bank idea featured, along with updates on all the sites and some rather delicious, if a little hard, vegan carrot cake.
The new propagation area at Allens Gardens is bringing on some lovely little seedlings. Our own-saved red orache is doing particularly well and will need to be hardened off in the next couple of weeks, all signs that the growing season is starting in earnest. Exciting times!