William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project now run by Granville Community Kitchen)


William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project now run by Granville Community Kitchen)

We're here every Wed 2.30-4.30pm. Do join us to garden or say hello. We've restarted the allotment with local residents at William Dunbar/Saville House. Best way to find us is to go up  Albert Road and turn right just past the low building and look out for the greenery. 

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Comment by marjory fraser on February 8, 2012 at 19:53

I just wanted to let everyone know that YES we are still gardening at the site. From March we will be meeting as usual every Wednesday afternoon between 3 and whenever it starts to get dark. I had a very successful meeting last week with Brent Housing Partnership who confirmed our funding and have agreed to undertake repairs to the paths. BHP have also agreed to get the residents meeting room and kitchen up and running again (it has been out of action for too long). This is great news and means that we can hold preserving workshops with all the lovely fruit from the site. There will be a meeting with residents on Tuesday 28 February between 5 and 7 in the housing office next to the allotment. if anyone would like to help out with the meeting on the day or with advertising before hand please let me know. We would love more people to get involved.

Comment by Pete on February 8, 2012 at 15:58

Hi Stephanie

Gardening still takes place at the communal gardens although there has been little digging in recent months - and certainly not today!

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 28 February at the Community Resource Centre between 5-7 pm that will start to discuss ideas and plan out activities for the coming year.

I think some further details will be posted shortly.


Comment by Stephanie Stuart on February 8, 2012 at 15:33

Are you still gardening there - the posts are all from last year, that's why I'm asking.

Comment by Michael Stuart on August 22, 2011 at 9:06
We're now using coffee grounds from the nearby Italian cafe and have a new recycled compost bin, courtesy of Way2Save on Kilburn High Road letting us have a watermelon crate + Miko's transporting it for us.
Comment by Michael Stuart on August 15, 2011 at 8:46
The beans are flowering well, beetroot very tasty and spinach being harvested. We now have a hose and hoe to make watering and weeding easier. And our Transition Town and Capital Growth signs are up so we're official.
Comment by Michael Stuart on June 29, 2011 at 16:43
12 people came by this Wednesday to help or chat. We harvested almost the last morello cherries, some more redcurrants and a few beetroot. Also watered and freed lavender from the horrid bindweed. Two of the people said they're going to dig new beds to grow more veg.
Comment by marjory fraser on June 6, 2011 at 18:07
I spent the first 30 minutes on Saturday on my own thinking no one was going to turn up - then 6 people came! Two people are going to do some watering and we have an offer of chilli and tomato seedlings. Half of another bed was dug over and we plan to put in a wigwam of beans and some sunflowers. Despite the harsh conditions everything seems to be thriving. The cherries and redcurrants are nearly ripe. There is a large amount of horseradish. I have taken some home to try and pickle it. Anyone any idea whats the best way to do this? I will be at the garden on Wednesday 3ish to 4.30 if anyone wants to come and have a look at the progress.
Comment by miko adam-kando on May 31, 2011 at 21:13

Sounds fab!

Making my mouth water :)

Wish I had time to come along, enjoy!

Comment by marjory fraser on May 30, 2011 at 10:44
The three planted up beds continue to thrive despite the wind and  lack of rain. So far the garden has proved high on caretaker involvement and low on resident involvement. The caretakers have now planted up potatoes and onions and have requested okra and chilli. There is no end to their enthusiasm! We picked the rhubarb some of which became rhubarb and ginger chutney. The resident raspberries, as opposed to the newly planted, are ripe and the red currants about to be ripe. Its got to be one of life's happy accidents that the overflow pipe from the caretakers premises runs straight into the vine! Looks like we shall have a good crop of grapes this year! I shall be at the garden this and every Wednesday from about 3.30-4.30. I will also be there this coming Saturday 4 June between 12 and 2.00 if anyone would like to come along.  
Comment by marjory fraser on May 18, 2011 at 18:28
I will be at the garden every Wednesday between 3.30 and 4.30. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come and have a look around. It would be great if someone could co run the allotment with me. We could then meet on a Saturday morning which I think is better for the residents. So far most of what we have planted has come up. The care takers are keen to have their own bed to plant up with carrots and potatoes.  In addition to what has been planted there is also rhubarb, rocket, herbs and the fruit trees. 

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