Ready for action

 

marking out the composting baysLast week a dinosaur skeleton – this week a transformation into our long awaited compost bays.

working composting area

Our current ups and downs:

The good news

• volunteer help in making a successful planning application
• trial and error to identify the perfect straddling size for our plots
• much digging and removal of several tons of docks (that may be a slight exaggeration)
• growing brilliant lettuce and onions on the created plots – using cold compost
• the opportunity to work the plots in any weather
• development of a positive name for our experiment, rather than ‘no dig’ or ‘no till’ we have, some like it hot #compostmatters
• delivery of the new build compost bins with soak away – looking rather gorgeous!

The less good news

• misjudging the need for planning application held up building work
• short people do not find the plot size as comfortable to work as tall people do
• keeping on top of the weeds whilst we await our hot compost
• working the plots in all weathers!
• time required in preparation of the plots
• a name that attracts attention way beyond the horticultural world

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our fields for the official opening, of our compost bins and new poly tunnel. The Grand Launch will take place at 11.30 am Saturday, 1st June. For details of how to find us, http://golocalfood.co.uk/contact-us/