1st December 2012
On a beautiful crisp sunny Saturday morning volunteers from Transition Wilmslow, led by Chris Frankland and Garry Olson, got stuck in and completed the first three raised beds of the Community Garden in Gravel Lane Park. These are set within the orchard that was planted in 2011. The trees that provided the wood for the raised beds came from felled Corsican Pines from the Unitarian Chapel in Hale Barns. The wood was cut to size and treated at Chris’s workshop before being transported to the garden site and assembled. Some serious digging and wood chip spreading kept the volunteers occupied all morning.
The next task is to obtain compost to add to the soil during the winter and to build some compost bins so that next year we have a ready supply of our own.
In the spring we will be planting out our first vegetables. We hope that local people will come along and get involved and then later in the summer be able to enjoy the harvest.