I’m not much for blogging. In fact, as I type this, I fear that someone may actually read what I’ve written and I won’t be able to retract it and it will be in the blogosphere forever!! Today, I’ve decided to attempt to shake off that fear and share with you my first Master Gardener event of 2012.
I’m feeling particularly chuffed with myself for going because I had to dig deep to pedal away through the raindrops this morning on my way to Clapham Common. Free compost at the other end of my journey was enough of an incentive to keep me pointed in the right direction!
This morning we supported Incredible Edible Lambeth in their pumpkin sowing and free compost event. Let me tell you, free compost didn’t just motivate me! And who can blame the lucky recipients? If you don’t have the luxury of space to make your own, it’s not fun to buy compost. You don’t know the origin or the ethic behind the brand many times and it can really get expensive if you are doing a new raised bed or topping up containers.
The compost offered this morning was made right there at the Common. By taking it home, it means you’ve kept all those yummy natural resources local and you are doing your bit to return the green waste to the earth.
Plus, it was great to see all those kids out there excited about growing. Kids don’t mind the rain, and the promise of a big pumpkin from a tiny seed delighted every single one of them.
Let’s not forget the other MGs – their unbeatable company always makes the time spent at even the rainiest and windiest of events worthwhile!
So there, it’s done. First blog out there for the world.
Tomorrow, I’m off to support my first household and I’ll snap some photos to share our progress with you.
Fiona adds: thanks, Jo, for a great blog post. Pic shows l-r Jean, Julia, Fiona, Jo, Katy and Pamela. Andrea also joined the team. More info about the compost giveaway and pumpkin sowing event can be seen here, with full mud and rain, http://www.incredibleediblelambeth.org/2012/04/29/common-compost-collection-by-any-means-possible/
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