Our Permaculture guru Gaynor has been busy making signs pointing out the relevance of the different Permaculture zones on our site and how we use the resources they provide. If you want to learn more about Permaculture we will be having some special Permaculture open days soon.
Listening to Nick Weir about the Open Food Network. This will be a great resource for small producers connecting them directly to customers.
Its very wet out so our volunteers are keeping dry in the poly tunnel and doing a seed audit. We need to decide what we are short of for the new season.
With -5.9 Celsius on the poly tunnel thermometer I think this has been the coldest morning this winter. It was so great with great pictures whichever direction you look.
There are just a few of us here today so we decided to put up a temporary shelter to house the basket willow that we will be harvesting soon.
Amazing sunrise over the bank. It will be cold today if you are coming down to plant trees, so wrap up warm and send me an email to let me know your coming: burscoughcommunityfarm
It’s exactly 12 months ago today that Burscough Community Farm was under 5 feet of water. Consider the difference between the first few pictures taken a year ago and those taken now. You would wonder how the land would recover, but it did. It slowed us down, but we went on to have our best growing year yet. Nature can be cruel but it can also be very generous.
A big thank you to Booths Supermarket in Burscough yesterday for letting us have some cardboard to mulch our trees down at the farm. A layer of cardboard helps with the keeping the grass under control whilst new trees become established.
We will be planting some more trees down on the farm this coming Thursday 29th December if you want to come along and give us a hand. Email me: email@example.com if you are thinking of coming over.