The garden team has been working very hard to develop our new paddock. We started last year from scratch, from an empty field covered in brambles and couch grass.
Slowly the team has been clearing some areas and has started a long process of mulching with woodchips (still in the process) and cardboard.
And after months of work, we are pleased to share the final construction of 14 raised beds, already planted with lovely squashes!
Huge thanks to Will and Rooh, who have followed this project from the beginning (last autumn). And made it mostly possible with their skills and perseverance!
Thank you to all the residents who took part in this evolving journey, and that made the work fun and brought in some extra workforce!
Big thanks to the rest of the team, Amy and Ian, who have just joined the garden team, fitting immediately well and cracking on with all the tasks at hand.
Here are some pictures of the process of construction of the raised beds.
They are built following a permaculture technique called ‘lasagna bed’, which entails using different layers of materials to fill in the vegetable garden beds. We mainly used some woodchips at the bottom, grass cuttings, compost and finally, a layer of straw as the final topping.
Well done to all!