Easter has come and gone. The season has turned, the weather is getting warmer and the days longer. This can mean only one thing as far as the ‘Plotting to Improve’ allotment is concerned – more work!
The broad beans have gone in, also onion sets, potatoes and some turnip seeds. The rhubarb is beginning to show itself, as are the less weather resistant of our regulars. It is good to see people returning and enjoying some healthy exercise and good company, not to mention a cuppa and a chat.
Next week, we are joining forces with a local mental health drop-in who have their own allotment project nearby. We have each been given a small grant by the Association of City Farms and Community Gardens, which will enable both groups to spend a day visiting similar projects in Cardiff and Caerphilly. The trip is scheduled for next Thursday, so good weather would be very welcome.
In other news, I am currently in consultation with an adviser from the local voluntary alliance. Jeff and I are of the opinion that the next logical step for Sustaining Life may be to branch out into the area of Social Enterprise. Wisdom and direction are very much needed for these decisions.
Thanks for your continued interest. All the very best to you and yours.