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August 3, 2010 / stevembca

Allotment Open day

…or the party on the plot!

We threw open the gates on Sunday 1st August and invited the whole village, and our friends, to come and see how successful our communal growing scheme has been in its first season.

We had folk ballads wafting across the garden thanks to Gordon, Steve. Jules and others. Cakes and savouries, tea and cider were sold from the ‘Spot on the Plot’ Cafe,  and then we had the ‘Two Mikes’ on the  barbies. Many thanks to Roy and Kate from the Somerset Arms for their generosity, especially the stunning rump steaks from Stourhead, which we cut up and took round so everyone could try it. Steak night in the pub on Thursday anyone?

Special thanks also to Diana for the straw bales.

There were tours of the newly signed beds, both guided and unguided, with visitors from as far away as Fordingbridge.

Also this weekend, at last, we have a cover on our polytunnnel frame!

Not quite finished but nearly there, and some of the plants from the overcrowded greenhouse have already moved in.

So – an amazingly successful weekend, in which we had loads of fun, raised loads of money to help the village shop, and showed our neighbours what we have been up to behind those walls.  At its height there were over 80 people present, and one local resident said ‘ this is what the village used to be like 50 years ago’

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  1. juliette clarke / Aug 3 2010 12:41 pm

    Some great pics of our wonderful open day… how nice it all was!

  2. juliette clarke / Aug 11 2010 10:20 pm

    Some great pics of our wonderful open day… how nice it all was!

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