Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering and we will discuss details.
Conservation Work - Past
We will be working with Aire Rivers Trust, on completing a revetment and on pathwork.
Continuing with the roof garden. We will be building bed/mini greenhouse for tomatoes, staking tomatoes, planting vegetables, weeding the meadow, sowing seeds, potting up seedlings etc.
Over the past couple of years we have had occasional days helping the residents in the streets around Sydenham Place to create a space for food growing and wildlife in a previously abandoned space. We will return to continue improving the area and extend it by clearing further up and down the site.
We will be working along Canal Road, cycle path route where we have planted trees and wildflowers before. We will be working on a beck clean up.
We will be working with Aire Rivers Trust between Shipley and Saltaire on footpath improvements, cutting back vegetation and repairing the surface to improve access.
Orchard management, grass cutting and any continuing construction on the shed, floors and doors etc.
We will be working on the roof garden at Culture Fusion, getting the mini-greenhouses and cloches up and running, planting them up, sowing seeds, managing the meadow and other gardening tasks.
Probably peak blossom today (regarding dates for group tasks anyway).
There are a few notable trees which appear to be having a bit of a rest; Belle de Boskoop, Winston, Howgate Wonder, Lady Henniker and Allington Pippin all have little or no blossom. The Durondeau pear has been badly affected by frost with on a few blossoms escaping unharmed.
Not much to report on the work front; a vaguely vertical (but less that satisfactory) door frame and the start of a not very satisfactory door (rather warped and not really square, but hopefully will do at least to start with).
A few more onions planted.
Sorry, no task today as it is a bank holiday
However, we will be at the orchard on Saturday 20th 10 am, please make your own way to the orchard.