Another terrific Growing Newsome event today. Over 170 people came today to collect seedlings for their allotment plots and gardens. For our plot myself and Karen Allison got courgette plants, sunflower seedlings, tomato plants and other bits and pieces. All this was finished off with a good wholesome vegetarian lunch. Lots of chatting with local folks and plenty of people catching up with each other over a cuppa and home made cakes. Council officers call this 'community capacity building'. It is certainly locally led by a group of committed enthusiastic volunteers who obviously get a real buzz out of doing it. This is the good stuff.
|My role today was putting signs on street furniture (and taking them down afterwards!)|
|9.45am - Seedlings deployed, more under the table, ready for the punters|
|The Growing Newsome gang posing for the Huddersfield Examiner|
|Seedling hunters descend on the tables|