Can you help put the allotment site to bed?
It’s that time again: the first frosts have flattened the courgette and pumpkin plants and sweetened the parsnips; the last runner beans hang from nearly bare poles; spinach, kale and Swiss chard stand ready for winter stir-fries. There are garlic and onions to plant now and next month there will be broad beans to sow but, apart from clearing and covering your plot, what else is there to do? The answer is that if you have an hour or more this Sunday, between 10 am and 2pm, come and help get the allotment site ready for winter.
Jobs for this Sunday include:
Clearing the area alongside the Red Shed
Dismantling old compost bins and constructing new ones
Weeding and planting in polytunnel
Coiling hoses, sweeping paths and cutting grass
There will be a break for hot drinks and cake at some point during the morning.
Come and do your bit. GO2 relies entirely on volunteer help and so the more growers take on necessary tasks, the more the project will thrive.
New GO2 Centre opening hours
From Sunday November 4th, the Centre will open an hour later at 11am, and close at 2pm. Wednesday opening will stay the same, from 10am until 1pm.
Garlic and onions are still available from the big shed
Lastly a link to a very inspiring project incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk