A family friendly activity with no tractors and machinery! We will be turning hay, stooking and making hay bales by hand using a clever hand baler kindly loaned by Adrian Thomas.
We love the EcoHub! It is a great space wooden framed inside and outside with a growing area and a row of apple trees. It has been great over the last few months to have been engaged by Growing Our Futures, who set up and look after the building, to be the gardeners of the growing spaces! Jo and Kevin from Harvest, along with the families who come to our monthly family workshops, have been bringing the beds back to life.
Follow the journey below!
The existing beds had become very overgrown and were based in the foundations of an old building. We created narrower beds from timber in order to allow easier access. We used a card layer covered with a thick layer of compost. Most unwanted plants were stopped by this however couch grass is still an issue!!
It has been great working with local families on this.
At the back you can see an earth kitchen, potato patch and courgettes and squash planted into old tyres. We have covered the ground underneath with card and black sheet so next year we can set up new beds.
It is a great journey – do call by and see how it is going. We are usually up on Fridays between 6 and 8
Update on Snow Opening!
Harvest Farm Shop is OPEN today – Saturday 3rd March – we will be closing a bit earlier at 4 though
We are trying very hard to be open however there has been a little too much snow at times! Liv and Henry opened for a short while on Thursday before having to get back to Winkliegh before the snow came in.
Martin and Sara walked down on Friday to open up. Here they are on their snowy walk in. They enjoyed chatting to all the Okey folk looking for good rooty vegetables for hearty soups. All our vegetable boxes were delivered.
Jo and Kevin opened up on Saturday as normal. Big thanks to Martyn Bragg for doing a special tractor delivery of the Shillingford Organics vegetables to us at the bottom of Ide High Street for us to bring in for Saturday morning.
As I wrote the first version of this post I was surrounded by the sounds of West Town Farm folk keeping working in the snow making sure that all the animals are safe and well cared for. Thanks to all the landworkers everywhere! You might recognise Martin in the picture from when he was working at Shillingford Organics.
We hope you are keeping safe and warm but also enjoying the snow.