Sunday 7th June at 1pm is Food Share time again!

Please come and join in for a shared lunch in the big shed; hopefully it’ll stay sunny/hot & we can eat outside. If it is your first time then you’d be most welcome; please bring a dish and/or drink.

As this is also Volunteering Day, if you could spare a few minutes to help on community projects, we would all appreciate it.
Juyna is on duty this Sunday and would appreciate a hand with bringing the rockery under control! Please spare any time you have; even 10mins would make a difference. Many thanks.



If anyone over by the yellow shed is able to help on Sunday, our composting area is in chaos and urgently needs attention.
I will be there so if you have a plot in that distant part of the scheme please come and join me.


I have taken on the task of tidying up the area on the far side (north) of the raised beds. There are fruit bushes and other plants swamped by tall grass. We owe it to other growers not to allow grasses to spread seed, and we do not want to give up on this communal plot.
A bit of help on Volunteering Sunday will mean a share in a harvest of blackcurrants, gooseberries, blackberries, and other fruit later this year.


Urgent! To everyone whose plot borders a Council plot-holder –

We’ve been asked by Council plot-holders to cut the grass where it is spreading onto their plots and likely to scatter seeds everywhere. This applies to all four plots near the red sheds. As a matter of urgency, please could you check the end of your plots to make sure that grass is not causing annoyance to your neighbours. Long grass is going to seed everywhere shortly and it shelters those dreaded slugs and snails. There are shears in the small cupboard at the back of the main shed. Or you can dig it out…

The AGM is a month away

Please let us know if you’re coming and if you want lunch so we can cater for you! There will be no lunch at the allotment that day.
Sunday 5th July at 11 am with lunch at 1ish
Marlpit Community Centre, Hellesdon Road (there is parking) – follow this link to our events page for more info and maps.

Only three weeks away is Marlpit Community Garden Open Day on June 27th

Please come and see our new project in Marlpit. You can either come and help make the refreshments at the Marlpit Community Centre at 10 am on the day or bring a some home-cooked food to share.

Any help in organising the event would be appreciated.

Thanks, Mahesh e-mail: sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk

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Marlpit Volunteering Day, Tuesday 9th June,

from 10 am to 1 pm followed by lunch.

Following my recent injury, I need extra help to keep the garden going.  If you could spare a couple of hours on next Tuesday or any Tuesdays after that, please let me know.

Thanks, Mahesh, e-mail: sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk