We had a busy day down at the farm last month with a Community Farm double-bill:
Volunteers turned their attention to the root harvest in the last of this year's Community Farmer Days. Meanwhile we kicked off our new education programme with our first workshop - Compost Toilet Building.
The sun shone brightly all day, in contrast to the many rainy days we've had this year. The exceptionally wet weather has left our fields saturated and exceptionally muddy, making it difficult to use our tractor for weeding and harvesting. So we were delighted to have large group of Community Farmers who could get to the places machinery just can't reach! Volunteers worked hard to locate and extract the carrots and parsnips hiding beneath the weeds.
Across the field, workshop participants were discovering the wonders of waste, learning 'how to' and getting stuck in building a brand new compost loo for the farm. (It's not quite complete yet, but well underway).
It wasn't all hard work though! We did have a chance to stop for a lunch of bread, cheese and spicy celeriac soup and to enjoy some delicious flapjacks that people brought along to share – yum!
Our thanks to Roy Li for taking the photos.