Despite the recent wild stormy weather our new shed is very nearly complete…all the electrics are in, it's fully insulated and solid as a rock! We have come up with an innovative way of kitting it out so that we maximise the space internally and it so it can be used by many different groups doing a range of activities. Annexed to the old cabin we also have a functioning kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave and a Belfast sink with hot water.
We had a very busy week with new volunteers, the local primary school and a local youth organisation visiting the space so the acre is reaching out to many diverse groups and individuals.
The project is really beginning to fulfill it's potential as a fantastic resource for our town and everyone connected to the space should be justifiably proud of this!
Welcome Wednesday saw the arrival of some new volunteers, who arrived with a wonderful sponge cake which was wolfed down by the merry band during our tea break. Our focus was digging in fruit bushes which will hopefully enjoy their new spot and provide us with lots of fruit for jams and pies - fingers crossed! We also extended our willow fencing whilst Rachel, Louis and Nicola toiled hard creating a new cut flower bed.
Thursday Gardening Club also worked hard on digging out and weeding the larger of the two cut flower beds, moving oxide daisies to a suitable area and replanting a mature variagated shrub to a bed by the new conveniences. The bed was weeded thoroughly and the geraniums divided so that some could be used in The Secret Garden.
During Thursday afternoon the children from the local school were enjoying a maths and nature lesson. They set about earnestly creating designs for their Secret Garden with their efforts rewarded by a visit to the maze before they trooped off up the path to the school. Magical!