Weald work day 28 November

Please come along on Sunday, between 11:00 and 13:00 to continue with the excellent work done in the Memorial Garden earlier this month. Meet at the Memorial Garden – all welcome, please bring your own tools if you have them! Picture courtesy of Anna Sheets at pexels.com

Time to paint your shed?

Or your spare room? As a Weald allotment holder you can use the Weald Allotment account at any Dulux Decorator Centre to get 25% off the shelf price of any paint. The two local stores are : Unit 2b, Victoria Trading Estate, Portslade, BN41 1XQ, telephone 01273 414290, and Unit 3A4, Freshfield Business Park, Stevenson… Continue reading Time to paint your shed?

Diary date – 5 December

Our next ‘Soup Sunday’ will be on 5 December, but it won’t be soup we’re serving! Instead we’re offering an Apple Wassail, with hot spiced local apple juice, Christmas biscuits and a gluten-free gingerbread decorating station. We’re also hosting a wonderful Winter Sale with three local craftspeople offering hand-made gifts, a stall hosted by BHOGG… Continue reading Diary date – 5 December

November Soup Sunday

Our first Soup Sunday of the year was an amazing success! From 11:00 we had a working party in the Memorial Garden whose hard work has transformed that overgrown space … Then from 13:00 we served soldier bean, tomato and kale soup in the community room, with a roaring fire and opportunities to sit and… Continue reading November Soup Sunday

Soldier Bean Soup

Ingredients 250 grams soldier beans (or pinto, lima or canellini beans)250 grams carrots diced250 grams parsnips diced1/2 onion dicedHandful of kale, stems removed and leaves chopped1 tin chopped tomatoes1/4 teaspoon cumin1/4 teaspoon chilli powderThyme, oregano and bay leafOlive oilSalt and pepperShaved Parmesan Method Soak beans overnight in a large bowl of water. Drain and rinse… Continue reading Soldier Bean Soup

Soup Sunday reminder

A reminder that tomorrow is the first Weald Soup Sunday of the year. Please come along at 13:00 to grab a bowl of free Soldier bean soup and a hunk of bread. If you’re really keen, please come at 11:00 instead and help us get the Memorial Garden cleared out and ready for next month’s… Continue reading Soup Sunday reminder

November allotment tasks

We’ve already had several ground frosts, so it’s definitely time to lift the last of your summer crops and allow your soil to rest over the winter. Digging in manure, planting green manure, or top-feeding with home-made compost can all help your allotment recuperate in time for spring. November harvests The first Brussels sprouts may… Continue reading November allotment tasks

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