Community Roots project update 1st July

Love to see community projects that encourage healthy eating & living.

BOLTON URBAN GROWERS

Everything on our project site is growing like mad at the moment, hundreds of bulging pods of broad beans that have suddenly just appeared from nowhere are spilling over the sides of raised beds, there are dozens of tennis ball sized white onions in the beds, and  Cardoons that have gotten completely out of control and reached over six feet in height. DCIM100MEDIAThe rhubarb is two feet high, so too is the chard, I could go on all day about the health of everything that is growing here.

Micro climate

The healthy growth on the site seems to be partly to do with the fact the old tennis court on which our site is situated is about 2 metres lower than the level of the pubs bowling green and is completely South facing, there are seldom any winds due to tree cover and nearby buildings, but interestingly Ive been on…

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