FlintShare (multi coloured) Update
We’ve had a bumper share this week which included blue potatoes, purple carrots, different coloured tomatoes, green beans, shallots, garlic, rainbow chard and salad. I think we’re eating very well!
The site at Cilcain is now looking very purposeful and productive and our growers are feeling a little more in control after such an awful start to their FlintShare growing.
Plenty of crops are now in the ground and seed is sown. Some are a bit late to go in but if the autumn gods are kind and they put on enough growth we should get a harvest from them. With so many hands to help bash the bracken into submission and to squish those pesky caterpillars I’m really optimistic.
As the bumper harvests begin (see pics) I want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to our growers, Rachel and Simon Farr and Peter Rogers. You are making our dream a reality and putting great food on local plates! The rest of us VegSharers can also congratulate ourselves on working so hard so bring it all about. Well done all of us!
The community growers have also been busy and the CG areas at Cilcain, Northop and Hawarden are in full flow now. The CSA and the Community Gardens seem to be getting along together fine even though our ‘veg getting’ systems take a bit of working out.
The Cilcain Community Growers had a bit of a discussion (over the most delicious cake with freshly brewed tea), and decided to introduce lots more flowers for wildlife, for eating, for cutting and for gladdening our hearts. We also thought about growing some more unusual veg to tempt more of our CSA VegSharers to take part in the Community Growing as well. So watch this space.
All in all FlintShare is flourishing and it’s all thanks to some very committed people who see a greater good to being involved with a project that aims to feed, to teach, to grow people as well as plants, to laugh and share good cake!