New Year at Slades Farm

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Slades Farm Community Garden. We’ve seen lots of changes in the garden during 2013, with new vegetable beds being dug, lots more fruit trees and bushes have been planted, we’ve a lovely bug hotel, and work has started on developing the meadow area, and on digging a pond.

Indeed, thanks to the extreme wet weather we’ve been experiencing, at the moment we can say that we have a pond! However, we do need to wait for the water to subside to do a bit of finishing off before we can put the pond liner in !

We have some exciting activities lined up for 2014. Including coppicing, further developing the meadow area, making more wildlife habitats, finishing the pond, and of course, sowing and planting and maintaining our vegetable plot and fruits. Watch this space for further information about specific events we are planning.

Meanwhile, here are the dates and times of our working sessions for the first part of the year. They are changed slightly from 2013 in order to accommodate two specific groups of people –  students and pre-school children, but hopefully there will be date suitable for everyone.


Friday   10/01/2014   10:00 – 12:00
Wednesday    15/01/2014    13:15 – 16:00
Saturday        18/01/2014    10:00 – 12:00
Sunday          26/01/2014    14:00 – 16:00
Wednesday    05/02/2014    13:15 – 16:00
Saturday        08/02/2014    10:00 – 12:00
Wednesday    19/02/2014    13:15 – 16:00
Sunday          23/02/2014    14:00 – 16:00

As usual, please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and for gardening activities. We will be able to provide tools but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer. Everyone welcome.

Please contact Theresa on 07958 138053 if you’ve any queries.

Photo of pond digging by Alan Roberts:


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