Welcome to our new Project Dirt cluster.The main aim of the London Permaculture Network cluster and Project Dirt in general is to be useful to you and your group. Setting up your project on our site will allow you to: Promote events and share success stories to an engaged and like-minded community.Connect and share good practice with other ... Continue reading »
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The team from CEB arrived at the Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden raring to go, so we got going: starting by replacing the irrigation in the green roof and repainting the signage, the micro-greens vegetable trug and the green roof. At the same time another group painted brightly coloured stenciled flowers and insects onto boxes that will hold mini-beasts when the local primary school come to visit our outdoor classroom. That didn’t take long so a group painted the recycled pallet planks for the salad trough planters. We had been promised sun by the weather forecasters but there were some showers to dodge before lunch. However, the rain didn’t make any difference to the enthusiasm of the team and after lunch the group built four salad trough planters from scratch, lined with waterproof material with drainage holes, filled with some gravel for drainage and then with compost before being planted up with different varieties of lettuce.In the afternoon the gravel in the entrance garden was also replaced, which along with the re-painting made the whole entrance look spankingly smart, which is fantastic since Cecil Sharp House rely on income from weddings and other events so the garden has to look good!CEB staff were shown how to plant with micorrhizal inoculation and they then planted thirty new plants to the woodland area and green roof.We are thrilled with what was achieved and can’t wait to harvest the salads from the planters and the edibles that were planted elsewhere. We have the local primary school coming to meet our mini-beasts in June so the boxes will have their inauguration then! Thank you so much to all the CEB volunteers!