We held our third AGM for the community garden on 28th March and with Spring around the corner, combined it with a seed swap.
After holding the 2020 and 2021 AGMs online, it was good to meet up again and re-connect. It was also good to meet new supporters who joined our WhatsApp group to keep updated on when we’re meeting up in the garden. The AGM committee recognise that the involvement of people of different ages and background, families, and groups are a key success factor in the community garden. Going forward with the garden and funding opportunities, the trustees want to focus on enabling knowledge exchange and intergenerational learning as well.
One of the AGM agenda topics was fundraising. We agreed to hold a Quiz Night again this year to raise funds to cover maintenance costs not met by our NCIL funding. Last year’s online Quiz was good fun, and this time we are planning to hold an in-person Quiz at The Windermere Pub in South Kenton. Keep a lookout for more details published through our Instagram/ Facebook accounts, website and newsletter. We hope you join us.
Thank you to landlord Noel of the Windermere Pub - and the use of the function room. Thank you also to
Paolo Arrigo and his team at @franchiseedsofitaly for the generous donation of vegetable seeds.
One of our forthcoming initiatives is the Permaculture Education Design course. Led by Susannah Hall, the course will run from September 2022 to April 2023. The intention is to develop a core group of local people to have a good understanding and knowledge of permaculture design in order for them to apply what they learned and enable the transformation of community green spaces. Improving the look and feel of an area, by introducing a garden layout that lets plant species and wildlife thrive whilst making it attractive for local people to visit.
Essentially a class of green-fingered experts will graduate with a solid understanding of permaculture gardening practices. The intent is to use the community garden as an outdoor classroom, weather permitting.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest and receive further information. We’d appreciate you spreading the word if you know someone who you think may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you again at one of our half-day gardening sessions on weekends in Northwick Park soon. Some of us are at the garden on Sunday mornings too.