22nd April 2018 Tom O'Kane

There’s People in the Field

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It’s that time of year when people are drawn out into the field again to see whats going on.

Jess & Helen ran a family session today & had 11 adults, 11 kids. They built pathways, weeded doc’s, played games, socialised…..

Every Thursday we have volunteers, both members & non members who come to harvest, sow, weed, chat, drink tea…..

Various youth groups, colleges, garden groups & schools come here for training or for a visit.

For 7 months of the year we have 2 trainees who get involved in all aspects of our work, learning the ropes, getting to know the regular volunteers, getting to know the lie of the land & plotting their way forwards following their time here.

Myself & Lizzie have the pleasure to meet, work & talk with so many different people who pass through. Some become regulars, some vanish to who knows where, but they all take something of the land here with them & they all leave an impression which shapes how we work.

In the 4 years we have been growing, its possible that more people have set foot on this field than have done in the last few hundred years.

Thankyou to all our volunteers, visitors, trainees, kids…..Long may you all come & go, enjoy the field & build a connection to this lovely place.