We had a Team Leaders Meeting

The minutes will be on the documents page, but here are some of the main points.

Who wants a compost bin?compost-bins-detail

Ask for one – there are several left by previous growers to be re-used.

Is Your Plot Too Fat?

By the end of the growing season, some plots may have spread and now take up much of the path alongside them, which need to be 60cm (2 feet) wide. They should not be more than 1.3 metres, (we lease 1.2 by 6 metre strips). Next time we check, if paths on either side are not wide enough, wide plots may be adjusted . This is a access and safety issue.

Training Team

The main training sessions at Marlpit are fully subscribed, except pruning.

Dano, the current Team Leader has said he’s moving to Suffolk, but may visit from time to time. We need another team leader to take over. We liked the suggestion of using the idea of “skill-sharing”, instead of “training”, ie anyone could offer a skill-sharing session. What skills can people offer and what do they want to learn. Could have a regular skill-sharing slot.


We’ll start the rota for the shed open hours from 15 February. If you are not on the admin team and would like to share the rota, please let us know: admin@grow-our-own.co.uk The open hours are Sunday and Wednesday 10 – 1 pm.

Who is to maintain fruit bush areas

We have two fruit bush areas – one near the polytunnel and one behind the shed. We desperately need volunteers to maintain these areas on a share-cropping basis. The bushes have very high yields and the produce is used for jam-making. Anyone who can commit themselves over the year to keeping these areas, or one of them, tidy by weeding, can have some of the produce for their own use.
Ask admin if you wish to do this.

Last Food-share Sunday

Gluten Free Chocolate Courgette Cake Recipe Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Gluten Free Chocolate Courgette Cake Beetroot & Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate Courgette Muffins Recipe Gluten Free Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Chocolate Courgette Muffins Gluten Free Beetroot & Chocolate Muffins
Recipes from Tracy Wright

Dates for the Diary

calendarClick here for public events, such as training.
The first Sunday in March is Tool-care Day – volunteers who do this will be fed!
AGM is planned for Sunday 5th July with food-sharing at Wilberforce Road Community Centre.