Catch up on Field News
This Saturday (22nd March) we will be working on preparing site for the irrigation pond at the top of the field.
Dates for your Diary
We are planting out Alder and willow for a windbreak hedge this Saturday 1st March, after the Full Members Meeting at 11.00.
Start at 12.00 – we expect to lay out the mypex along our prepared strip, cutting holes and with a spade plant out our bare rooted alder.
If we have time and enough people, we are also planning on planting cuttings from our willow and from Margaret’s willow.
Full members and Friends are invited to help with the task.
Despite HEAVY downpours on the 18th Jan, plenty turned out for the Orchard day up on the field. We decided to postpone the Wassail as there was no possibility of fire lighting but some of us managed to make a start on tree guard maintenance.
The Wassail is rescheduled for 8th February (TBC – check out posts on this site) .
We hope to continue with orchard maintenance, and some willow pruning on the willow beds.
For those how are not members who would like to join us on the Wassail day please contact us to find out more details.
Jan 18th Orchard and hedge day followed by Wassail in the afternoon
Feb 8th Willow pruning. Extend the willow bed
Feb 22nd Willow Day. Learning how to use our willow; make structures for our vegs and work on willow dome
This Saturday from 1pm on the field we will be lighting the fire and bringing food and the odd drum to celebrate the season’s shift.
Please come if you can. You don’t have to bring food – just yourselves.
Many thanks to Sally and Jake for putting the latest newsletter together
Please check it out!
Newsletter Winter 13
New dates for next year are listed in the calendar section.