What do we do on the Green Action Allotment?
we try to work together as a group with the natural environment to try and produce crops productively whilst protecting the natural environment around us. We use as few outside inputs from as possible and no chemicals at all. interspaced with wilder areas where natural predators and species can thrive mean that the site is alive for people and nature. More detail about the site and some of its history can be found on our website.
Past group workdays (2007)
October : cleared some beds. Planted garlic, harvested potatoes. Few Apples eaten
November : More beds dug, ready to be carboard mulched. Tool store burried. Leaves collected. Onion sets planted
December (TBA) : probably more mulching, more digging, more cabinet burying, maybe leaves again.
Plan bed rotation, possible fruit trees, vegetable crops. Stewarding of sub-plots. Possible map site. Clay oven building. Building a raised bed. Herb spiral etc.
To make sure that everyone knows what is going on we have several ways of sharing information with who does work on the plots:
- The Wiki is a great place to write/find out detailed information about the different patches on our plot and who has been doing what where. This should mean that everyone is in control and knows what is going on, if you are reading this then you have already found it!
- We also send out an Email to remind everyone who is interested when a big dig is happening. For more information or if you would like to get emails, send to the allotment co-ordinator.