Saturday, 22 August 2009

Grow our own


For various reasons, mostly to do with not being very organised, we've not had much luck with our small veg patch. Our runner beans as you can see are starting to show some promise. This is great as the 'Meesher' seeds came from the Heritage Seed Library at Garden Organic, which I've been a member of along with Garden Organic. Hope the kids will eat them though as our daughter decided to go on a 'no veg' diet at 15 months and after two months is starting to tolerate a few things!


If you fancy having a go at growing your own and live in Norwich, it is well worth a visit to the Sustainable Living Initiative at Bluebell South Allotments, off the Avenues, at their "Grow Our Own" open day event on Saturday 26th September, 12p.m.-4p.m. More information is available here.


I've had the pleasure of visiting the SLI and meeting the inspirational Mahesh who is the driving force behind this non-profit-distributing social enterprise. It is a great community project, which other communities would do well to emulate, with young and old involved, and the site is accessible for wheelchair users and even has an amazing composting toilet!


Even if you don't apply for an allotment, you go and purchase produce or plants and have a go at home.

Reasons to be cheerful


My little daughter has been taking her first steps this week and this morning managed 4 in a row! It is easy to miss special moments like this and it is great when you remember to pay attention and notice the little things that make life special. :-)