William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project)

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William Dunbar/Saville House Allotment (active project)

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 Stephanie Stuart on July 27, 2017 at 13:01
Sometimes we do our gardening on a different weekday. Please let us know if you'd like to join us.
Comment by Stephanie Stuart on July 27, 2017 at 13:00
Great harvest this year. Must be all that rain.,
Comment by Stephanie Stuart on November 24, 2016 at 14:35
The allotment is now in winter mode.We will be back to start digging and planting in March. Anyone want to join us then,please get in touch. We meet every Wednesday 230-430.
Comment by marjory fraser on June 22, 2016 at 20:24

We are still very active at the allotment and there every Wednesday afternoon between 2.30 and 4.30.We are delighted to share some of the space this year with students from the Leonard Cheshire charity. Although the students have only been with us for a short time they have already planted up a bed with herbs and vegetables in addition to making bee hotels which they have placed around the site.

Although we are a small group since April we have planted potatoes, beetroot, beans, kale, chard, courgettes, squash, Aztec broccoli and salad leaves. We  lare looking forward to a great crop of potatoes. This year so far we have harvested rhubarb, spinach, leeks, a handful of broad beans and piles of rocket. The allotment robin is a regular visitor - with the earth worms that he forages an indication of how the soil has improved in quality.

Hi Lyn if you see this it would be great if you could come along on a Wednesday so we do some planning for the rest of the site. We would also like to clear some of the non green rubbish which is around the site.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved please either come along on a Wednesday or give Marjory a ring on 0751 755 6768

Comment by Stephanie Stuart on April 13, 2016 at 15:15
Great afternoon on the allotment this afternoon, warm sun and bees! Join us if you're free on a Wednesday afternoon. Just come along!
Comment by marjory fraser on February 3, 2016 at 12:23

Over the last few years at the William Dunbar/Saville allotment we have grown and learnt a  lot in addition to making friends and connections. This year we plan to relaunch the food growing space and are keen to hear from people who want to get involved. We have been working communally, sharing our harvest but are open to ideas from others as to how the space could grow. We plan to hold an information session around March so look out for details. Alternatively post your interest and we can arrange for you to visit the site.    

Comment by marjory fraser on December 10, 2014 at 2:25
We have had a great harvest and have now finished our work sessions for the year. We will start back at the begining of March and as always will be looking for keen food growers to join us!
Comment by marjory fraser on March 9, 2014 at 10:55

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FOOD GROWING AND WORKING IN A GROUP?

Our weekly work sessions at the WILLIAM DUNBAR/SAVILLE ALLOTMENT, Albert Road NW6 5DE (behind the community resource centre in the middle of the tower blocks) will start on Wednesday 19 March 2.30-4.30.

We will have a tidy up of the site, review our winter planting and do some planning for the coming months. Its a wonderful space - full of fruit trees, birds and plenty growing beds in which to plant our favourite vegetables plus some we have not tried before. We share out the harvest so everyone has something to take home. Everyone is welcome whether you are an experienced food grower or have never tried it before.

Comment by marjory fraser on September 27, 2013 at 23:31

 Although our numbers are small throughout the summer we have enjoyed a great feeling of cooperation and working together . Over the last few weeks we have been rewarded with a fantastic harvest. Proof that it was well worth the hard work earlier in the year of digging over the soil and planting all those potatoes. Both Desirees and Charlottes abundant and almost perfect with very little damage from slugs. Blauhilde the French climbing bean was a beautiful sight with their purple pods and flowers. We netted the kale and it seemed to have payed off as there are no holes indicating that the caterpillar is around. Our courgettes have now run out of steam and thats not surprising as they produced a couple of wonderful looking marrows. The yellow being the best cropper.  The squashes sadly just disapeared and we never got to see a pumpkin. Our produce has made the transition from earth, harvest to cooking pot very quickly and been turned into some wonderful meals. If I had to pick a winner it would probably be the plum sauce, from our own plum tree, a magic sweet and sour combination. Great with those veggie sausages. On Wednesday we put in onions, cabbage and leeks. We will probably beat a hasty retreat at the end of October to our armchairs to do some winter planning before those freezing winter winds set in between the tower blocks. Meanwhile we are always on the look out for more people, experienced or otherwise, to join in and share the growing experience.

Comment by marjory fraser on June 6, 2013 at 15:01

It was fantastic to enjoy such lovely weather yesterday. Too many Wednesdays have been cold and wet and found even the keenest food grower shivering. Five of us planted, weeded, dug, watered, discussed and planned. There was competition to use the hose and thanks to Tom who managed to fix the connector we didnt lose most of the water! Our beds are now full of potatoes, broad beans, runner beans, salads, artichokes, parsley, kale, beetroot.......Spinach, onions and salads were harvested. Squash raised from seed from last year's Seed Swap has been planted in a builders bag. Fingers crossed that we will actually get some squash this year. During our refreshment break Paula noticed that a bluetit had made a nest in a tiny hole in the wall of the tower block. A true example of resiliance and use of available materials! Thanks to Stephanie, Paula, Tom, Lynn and Pete for all turning up and getting tools out when the weather hasnt been great! We welcome everyone, new or experienced who is interested in growing food on Wednesdays 2.30-4.30.

 

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