The official opening of the new hot composting system at Go Local Food happened on Saturday. Visitors also had a sneak preview of the newest poly tunnel and saw other important things besides compost – like this season’s tomato crop growing.
The judges at work at our Scarecrow competition last Saturday – here with the joint winner.
Also the Ovingham craft group who used solar power to light their flowerpot man.
And lots of prizes were awarded on the day.
The sun was shining early Saturday morning as entrants set up their efforts to be judged at the ‘2019 Go Local Food Scarecrow Competition.’
Build quality standards were once again amazingly high. Children from the After School Badger Club and The Growing Gang had been inspired by such book characters as Winnie the Witch and Elmer the Elephant. Ovingham Craft Group had innovatively used solar powered lighting in their flower pot creation. Prudhoe 1st Cub Scouts had been hard at work making some very scary creations from a spider to a pirate and the Choristers at St Mary’s Ovingham chose to make a chorister complete with a highly reflective hymnal to scare away the birds.
If you visit us on 1st June for our open day event you will be able to see the scarecrows in position on the Go Local Food fields busy scaring the birds away
A group of hardy souls met on the Go Local Food Fields at 5.30 am one morning led by member Gill the ecologist – it was a beautiful morning and the fields looked beautiful in the spring sunrise.
Those brave people were introduced to twenty five birds on the field by sight and sound, to the sound of a sedge warbler in the field over the road and finally were greeted by Ovingham’s famous peacock.
Francis Jones even managed to take some pictures for us as well as taking part in seeing and hearing.