Sunday, 20 November 2016

Pumpkins, courgettes, squashes.... what is the difference?


Pic: Good Heart Farm


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Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Halloween from Empty Common Community Garden



Yesterday about 50 people, including families shared our seasonal celebrations. Prior to the party, a lot of weeding and wheat planting went on. The garden was given rare Old Burwell wheat, so we can do our bit, alongside other public spaces, to increase seed stock. Enjoy our pictures...

Pumpkins with tealights


Apple bobbing from a tree...

Fish was on BBQ, veggies and sausages too!

Our new stick swing


A view from the BBQ

Two volunteers having a snack

Swinging away

A party for people of all ages

Nasturtium seeds pickled, a kind of caper!
More pictures from Rebecca....












Friday, 28 October 2016

Halloween... in the garden.... celebrating pumpkins and bats - 30 October


Join us for seasonal celebrations in our still luscious community garden. Bring some food to share or a picnic, the more, the merrier...

Friday, 14 October 2016

Our review for 2015-2016

Charlotte reported to Transition Cambridge at their AGM about the Garden's progress and projects. This is a review of what has happened in 2015 and 2016. The year is still not over yet... so remember to support our future event for the Pumpkin Festival on 30 October! Click here for more information.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Autumn bounty + planning ahead a bug- and butterfly-friendly garden

The garden is still lush as the weather has been warm, with the odd cold day and the odd rainpour. The volunteers are still hard at work and love to share how lovely the garden is looking just now... It is also teaming with wildlife....

A pit stop before buzzing off

A glorious autumnal day

The wild area

Our mound, still yielding veggies

Mushrooms... friends or foes?

A friendly chat, always available!

Look at these dramatic blossoms!
If you are looking ahead, here are two informative sheets with tips on how to encourage friendly bugs and butterflies into your garden.







 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

September is the month for... Seed Saving

Thanks to Rebecca & Mary for this event...


For anyone interested in learning some tips for Seed Saving, join us on Sunday 25 September, from 12 noon, to hear Mary (one of our regulars) chat informally about her experiences - and how she does it. 

Then put these tips into practice by having a look around the Garden for some seeds to save, before the squirrels claim them!

We'll have some envelopes for you, but if you've got any spare ones, do bring them along!


If you'd like to join us in the garden for hands-on gardening, please come from 10.30am.

See you on Sunday!