Spiralfields Community Garden

The Week in Spiralfields: 9th - 15th July 2013

 

Ramadan Karim everyone! I'm completely lost in admiration for all the muslims fasting this month. Ramadan moves forward 10 days every year, and this year everyone is fasting 19 hours a day, from 245 am without a cup of tea, I feel irritable already..  There's some really great stuff on the internet and I've been really enjoying this blog on Raw Ramadan http://rawramadan.com/  Obviously Ramadan is not just fasting, its about prayer and charity and a shared challenge that unites people across class and race. Lots of people report on the joy and insight that comes from the month of fast.  Anyone fasting who makes it to the garden will be coming to give, but nevertheless, all of us who arent, lets try and pamper them a bit!

 

2 more things to say this week

1 It is hot hot hot! Sunday gardeners have been wilting in the heat, if we water the plants it all evaporates straight off and could even scald the leaves! Time to change the workshop times. From now on Sunday Gardening will run 4-6pm, we still coincide with the Eco Chic Market, so lots of chance to pick up some lovely locally upcycled craft gifts! Its good to notice how great our thick layer of mulch is in this heat. test the soil and you'll find even now, 2 weeks since rain, the ground is still moist.

2 I've a busy summer ahead and may not be at every Sunday Gardening session. If I am not around I will have left a list of jobs laminated and stapled to notice board at the entrance to the garden. Weds nights will be cancelled if I'm not around so keep an eye on the dates below to make sure you dont have a wasted journey. a brooch of hers you cant bear to part with. Why not have her here in the garden with you?

 

Dates for Diary:

 

This Sunday 12-4 Strawberry Fayre

Every Sunday is the Eco Chic Market

Forest Gardening Course with Tom and James from Roundfield, 8+9 sept. Places limited.

Build a Plastic Bottle Greenhouse, all welcome, 25/9/13; 6/10/13; 27/10/13, all welcome, children encouraged. 

Chilli Festival 29/9/13

Sunday Gardening 4-6pm  (I’m away the following dates- 21/7/13, 11/8/13, 15/9/13, 22/9/13, -I’ll leave a list of suggested tasks stapled to the notice board by the decked area)

Garden Lates every Wednesday 6-8pm, all welcome! If the main gate is  locked come to the side gate for me to let you in.(I'm away so no session the following dates- 14/8/13, 11/9/13, 18/9/13)

Osmani Mens Gardening group. Every Tuesday 10-12. Contact Richard  or James for more details (postponed for Ramadan)

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