Monday, 20 June 2011

Tidying up the Medicinal Herb Garden

Thank you to Lucy, Charlie, Brian, Jan, Jane, Simon, Tracy, Steve and Brian #2 for your time and energy today. We were very lucky as the rain held off until the last possible moment only getting in the way of aking after photos.

We weeded (Lucy and Charlie did a particularlly fine job) and dug over the soil (good work Jan).. We rewrote the signs (my Latin is coming on) and Simon did a little pruning. Malcolm's new compost area is really impressive and it was a big job so thank you. 

And thank you too to all the people who stopped to chat. Moral support is as important. 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Blog Update

If you regularly read this blog and wonder why it has gone a bit quiet it is because we are in a bit of a transition phase. Simon and I are working really hard with our partners to continue the work we started at Cullompton in various new centres. Cafe Sustain is now Calm Calm and being run by a local lady called Christine and Ruth's role as health facilitator has been extended for six months so she is the point of contact at the centre.

I am slightly wary about writing about what Simon and I are up to on the Cafe Sustain Blog as Cafe Sustain only lives on in our hearts and memories so until we have a new name for the new places I may go a bit quiet, but will keep you posted.

If you would like any more information or to get in touch, our phone mumbers and emails are the same and we are always happy to hear from people.

Kind regards

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Gardening Together

Simon and I have let the physic garden (herb garden) next to the cafe get a little bit wild. So we have gathered together a small group to come and have a tidy up and I would like to invite more people to get involved. We are meeting on Monday June 20th at 12:30pm. If you would like to come and could bring any small small gardening tools or garden sieves (don't worry if you don't have any) it would be great to see you. Simon will organise us so no experience is needed.
The idea is to give the physic garden (herb garden) a serious spruce up and I think this is the way forward. Rather than one or two peple doing dribs and drabs we could have regular, larger get-togethers and blitz it. So for a couple of hours we are going to meet up and get busy. 
The aims are to weed the garden, rewrite the signs, plant in the gaps and sieve the topsoil to get it looking great and to have a good catch up and gossip whilst we are busy. 

It will be good to see everyone.