Runs on: Wednesday (all-male group) and Thursday (all-female group)
Based at: The Mendip Centre
Horticulture is a session that runs all day on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. We also incorporate the farm Labourer days into working in the garden during our busiest times (Spring and Summer).
This summer has been fantastic. We have managed to grow successful crops throughout May, June, July and August, using different methods e.g. comfrey vs cow manure.
Next year we are planning to use the Bio-dynamic system and plant with the moon cycles.
Middle of April: Preparing the ground for the first cabbages.
The Farm Labourer Group made covers for us, after the rabbits and pigeons helped themselves to one too many!
The first week of May: Ground worked and runner beans in, ready for a lot of watering.
We try to encourage as many pollinating insects to the garden as we can.
The potatoes are ready for earthing up.
The vegetable crops are used by the From Scratch Cooking Group.
The group makes its own fantastic Comfrey tea green fertilizer.