Monthly Archives: March 2011

TT at Tourism Conference

Taste Tideswell display at Peak District Tourism Conference

Taste Tideswell display at Peak District Tourism Conference

Tim and Kim (if it doesn’t alliterate it has to rhyme!) are at the Peak District Tourism Conference in Buxton today. The chance to get in front of hundreds of tourism professionals and bring them up-to-speed with the School of Food and Tideswell Made.

The stand looks great too.

Thank you Woodland Trust!

It’s that time of the month again……

This Sunday (27th) from around 10.30am we’ll be working on the community kitchen garden again. This month it’s all about hedges. The Woodland Trust have kindly donated lots of fruiting tress and bushes that we are going to use to plant a fruiting hedge in the community garden. Over the years this will grow into a lovely feature for the garden and the community. 
The forecast is kind for the weekend – so come along to join in or just see how the garden is shaping up! 

Laying the foundations

Amanda admiring the new compost bins

Amanda admiring the new compost bins

Working in the Tideswell Community Garden at this time of year can be a challenge. It’s wet, cold and muddy and the greenery is hard to find. But this time of year is all about laying the foundations for a successful Summer. The warmth of summertime seemed a long way off to the trusty band of volunteers who braved the rain for February’s garden growing day. But we achieved a lot before we all got too cold.

We planted 200 onions that will produce a great crop later in the year, this sterling work was done by Helen and Mick, who had never planted onion sets before.

We also constructed two great compost bays. Using only recycled materials and our own ingenuity, we have built a great facility that not only will help recycle compostable waste from the Tideswell School of Food but also the Vanilla Kitchen, a great Tideswell cafe. In fact the new compost bins had a great start in life with 4 big tubs of veggie peelings from the Vanilla Kitchen.

Our next growing day in the community garden is Sunday 27th March at 10.30; see you there, it might even be sunny!