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Roof launched

30. June 2009

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Roof launched

We finished the main build last week in time for the launch party, which went splendidly. The roof garden is now up and running. Now the fun begins – we are working on an irrigation system and we have all the materials ready to build a keyhole garden. The sun last week dried our beds […]

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…in the sky

19. June 2009

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…in the sky

Big work this week – we moved the remaining 3 or 4 tonnes of compost into our storage area to be used later as we build more beds. Big thank yous to Sarah, Anna, Huw, Jessica and Saoirse. We brought the rest of the plants fully out into the weather last weekend. They’ve all responded […]

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Allotment in the Sky

10. June 2009

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Allotment in the Sky

The Bash Building near Old Street  is the site for the City’s hot new green gardening project. The aptly named Harrison Leaf, an innovative graduate in Food Anthropology and a fan of Urban Agriculture, is building an organic roof top allotment using only re-cycled materials together with 8 tons of compost donated from the North […]

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Feeling the heat on the allotment

24. May 2009

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Feeling the heat on the allotment

Temperatures reached 22c this afternoon when I visited The Village to see how Steve’s veg planting is going. The seedlings started life in pots in his courtyard garden back in April but he is gradually putting them out into the ground now the risk of frost has gone. The runner beans are on their way […]

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All in a days work on the allotment

23. May 2009

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All in a days work on the allotment

I am beginning to understand why allotments are in high demand. Have just spent a great couple of hours on my hands and knees weeding Steve’s veg beds in The Village.It was both relaxing and hard work  – I came away with aching limbs, a sore back but a real sense of satisfaction at having […]

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Climate Change allotments

11. May 2009

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Climate Change allotments

Good news to report from my previous blogs about The Village –  a square of allotments very near to where I live in the Meads in Eastbourne. I have met an inspiring gardener who runs his plot with excellent green credentials – as a gardener and in his professional life. Councillor Steve Wallis is also […]

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The Village Update

21. April 2009

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The Village Update

If you read this blog a few weeks back you would have seen that I am keen to secure a small plot  in a wonderful  group of allotments very near to my house in Eastbourne called The Village – right in the middle of the Meads if anyone knows the area. I keep popping  to […]

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Allotment Aristocrats

20. March 2009

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Allotment Aristocrats

Have just found this wonderful web-site which gives you the planting times for every sort of vegetable. Its a brilliant way to keep an eye on what needs going into the ground now that spring appears to be emerging . http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/fruit_veg_diary/veg_planner.asp. You can even load up when the first and last frost might happen in […]

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