Come along on the afternoon of Sunday 20th October 2022 to help celebrate Autumn with us at the Cottonmill Community and Cycling Centre, off Cottonmill Lane (AL1 2EF). From 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm, we will have live singing, free pumpkin soup and bread (big thanks to St Albans’ Waitrose for their generous donation of pumpkins), and lots more, including a number of competitions for all ages.
Sustfest 2022: Community Gardening Day
10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 15th May 2022
Make sure to pop the date in your diary!
Upcoming Grow Activities
The April Sunday working party will see us planting up a ‘nectar bar’ to feed all our pollinators in the children’s area. Come along and help us plant this lavender hedge and other nectar-rich flowers. We’ll be making a start on planting up our sunflower tunnel as well – using the seeds from last year’s sunflower den. The children’s area is really coming on now! Please give us feedback if you and your children visit there.
It’s the school holidays, so if you fancy it, bring the family down to St Julian’s community cafe on Thursday 7th to help us sow more sunflowers – for yourselves and for the community growing spaces. We’ll have other seeds available too. The cafe is held in St Julian’s church hall on Abbots Avenue. We can recommend the cake!
Not long now until our popular Sopwell Gardeners[ Question Time. We’re in the process of finalising our panel and will send an email out shortly with Eventbrite details to book your place.
If you’d like to come along to our working party sessions, drop us a line or simply pop along. We’ll need to collect a few details and brief you on some basic health & safety etc before you start lending a hand.
No need to book, just turn up, and no need to commit. We’d appreciate you following sensible COVID precautions.
Upcoming Grow Activities
Lots to join in with over the next few weeks! Upcoming is our first evening session tomorrow (Monday 28th) at the Abbots Avenue Planters. Just turn up and bring gardening gloves, trowels, secateurs if you have them, and dress appropriately, including sensible footwear.
New working parties for 2022
A belated Happy New Year!
We’ve set out this year’s dates for the main working parties at the community garden.
We meet monthly on the weekend for a two-hour session and also meet for a weekly tidy-up session on a Thursday morning (starting 17th March for new volunteers).
We are adding new events and sessions all the time, so keep checking our social media and webpages for up to date information! Hope to see you there.