Wednesday, 30 May 2012

TENTACLES OF THE FOREST GARDEN

While the majority of our work takes place at the forest garden we are also busy planning, plotting, transforming and running gardening clubs in Moulsecoomb and beyond. On one day last week we continued to transform a space at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy building raised beds and planting vegetables with Swan Centre pupils. At the afterschool garden club at Moulsecoomb Primary pupils visited Stanmer Nursery to buy wildlife and bee friendly plants as well as some more colourful ones to brighten up the nursery and reception beds. Working with Brighton Permaculture Trust(BPT) we met the council and developers about planting a small orchard of old fashioned varieties on a piece of land by the Keep, the new historical records centre in north Moulsecoomb. This will be a joint venture between Moulsecoomb Primary and BACA helping to plant and look after the trees, as well as take part in apple days and cooking sessions. Bryn from the BPT then visited BACA to advise us on planting more orchard trees, raspberries and cordons.