Thursday, 19 September 2019
We also harvested stones and some strange-looking veggies. The pink fir potatoes below are more like underwater growths, while the surprise cucumbers look old and scraggy, but they might keep well with that thick, hard and crackled skin.
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
|Our RHS award - Thriving!|
We have been busy at the garden, watering, weeding, sowing, harvesting and dealing with our hut project. Our hard work was recognised by the Royal Society of Horticulture (RHS) and we finally received our certificate, which got laminated and is hanging inside our black metal shed.
Another exciting bit of news is that the movie my Michelle Golder, talking about the garden is now publicly available here: https://vimeo.com/291065226. We had a filming party over a year ago and this is the fruit. Enjoy! The film also tells you more about our coordinator, Charlotte and why she is so passionate about permaculture and the environment - it runs in her genes....
|Charlotte and filmmaker Michelle Golder (screenshot from the film)|
The creatures... doesn't the snake look like a Monster Inc's villain?
More party pics...
Friday, 28 June 2019
|A satellite image of where we are... off Trumpington Road|
While temperatures soar abroad, it is overall quite moderate and sunny here in Cambridge. We do have a watering rota but the outside beds don't need as much attention this year, it was incredibly dry last summer, so dry the grass turned yellow and looked like straw. And talking of water... here's a picture of our water closet!
|Our compost toilet|
Friday, 3 May 2019
|Brief tour of ECCG by Newcomers and Visiting Scholars at the University of Cambridge, following a talk|
I used to joke we are a green-fingered anarchic collective when giving talks about the garden - our communications happen via a google group - whether it's jobs to do, watering rota, decisions to make... However our new meeting hut project requires more formality so we are having a 'physical' AGM this month. Members will be notified via the google group. If you want to join us, check out the first post and email Charlotte.
The Empty Common Community Garden's film by Michelle Golder will be finally screened at The Waterman Pub, in the back room (the potting shed), in Cambridge, on 2 June at 4.30, and will be followed by a Q&A on gardening for the planet. Tickets and donations through Eventbrite -https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-and-talk-can-gardening-help-save-the-planet-tickets-61046746462
Thank you, Tina Mellon, for the lovely photo.
Sunday, 20 January 2019
In December volunteers from
The meeting hut's model was presented at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture. We are trying to keep costs down so there have been some amendments to the original design.
Then students from the Faculty came on site to help with the structure. We finally got permitted development to build the hut, a major step ahead for our project.