Food growers and friends,
It’s been another amazing year here at Grow Heathrow of eating salads fresh from the greenhouses, roasting yellow red and black peppers and tasty toms in the clay oven and seasoning our food with home-grown herbs – and now it’s time to brave the winter winds, get the wellies and wheelbarrows out and prepare for our 3rd food growing season down in Sipson.
This coming year we will be expanding out to the AIRPLOT site in Sipson where we will grow directly into the fertile ground and plan to cultivate the whole lot!
Transition Heathrow hopes to use this new growing site as a opportunity for different groups in the area to be part of the process of learning how to grow fruit and veg for their community, from scratch, with skills sharing and fun – and at the end of it lots of fresh organic produce to cook together and share, enjoy and sustain us!
But we will need help, and now is the time to prepare the ground for the spring. Its a bit later than usual but by the first week of January we plan to have done a cardboard and compost mulch all over the grass field – getting it ready to directly plant into when spring arrives.
We’re reclaiming fields and taking back control of our food production! Come help make the first stage happen and we reckon you’ll be back picking juicy tomatoes with us again this summer!
What: We have lots of cardboard to lay and 13tonnes of conditioner top soil to barrow on and rake out – the more people the funner and lighter the work!
When: Starting 9:30 sharp till dark both Thursday 5th and Friday 6th January – Big winter soups and fires in the evenings for those that stay.
Where: We will gather with tools and tea at Grow Heathrow (look on website for directions) to then walk together to the Airplot site. Call our site phone 07890751568 if you arrive later to be directed to the airplot.
There is space to sleep both nights and longer if you wish at Grow Heathrow site, do bring a good sleeping bag for extra warmth and a tent if you want. Bring warm layers, a hot flask, a pair of gardening gloves if you got them and your lovely faces,
With slightly cold soily fingers but warm glowing cheeks the Grow Heathrow Crew excitedly looks forward to seeing you in the field!
Resistance is Fertile!