Well the weather was foul but that didn’t deter the great bunch of people from GoodGym Bath. Once more they astounded us by showing us how much physical work can be done in such a short time tonight. Having ripped up an old path last week they returned and have relaid the path with a … More On the path to fitness…Many hands make light work part 2!
Take 14 people complete with fitness and enthusiasm, mix with a beautiful sunny evening at Dry Arch and stand back and marvel at what can be achieved in 30 minutes! GoodGym Bath ran up from Bath to Dry Arch this evening (24.5.16) and did a fantastic job for us by ripping up our badly overgrown … More Many hands make light work
Well despite a far from promising weather forecast we had a tremendous day today and planted squashes, courgettes, celeriac, celery and beans many and varied. Not only that we had volunteers on hand to help with hoeing and thinning and watering. It was lovely to welcome friends old and new. The cakes were good too! … More A great community planting day
With summer fast approaching (honest) we need many hands to make light work of getting most of the rest of the summer’s plants in the ground this Sunday. Lovingly propogated and nurtured in our polytunnels we’ve beans, courgettes, sqash and more to get in. If you fancy some not too strenuous planting then come along … More It’s the big planting day – Sunday May 31st
A sunny sunday attracted the team to get stuck in to some land preparation, watering emerging polytunnel plants and pruning herbs on herby ridge. Even the new rotovator (replaces ‘the beast’) had an airing. There was time for discussion on the future of Dry Arch at lunchtime. Perhaps you can come along and add some wisdom?, … More Spring time arrives at Dry Arch
Sponsor a tree. We invite all our supporters to become members of a new orchardshare scheme. Your support helps us pay for the new trees, and in return you get a share of the produce (in the first year, this will be from the established trees on the site). Sponsorship is £10 per tree per annum … More At Dry Arch we are going to plant 50 new apple trees – and this is where you can get involved!
Then you need to pop along to Bath Area Growers Alternative Produce Show in Alice Park on Sunday August 17th from 1pm until 5pm. You may even fancy entering one of the competitions. For all the details visit the Bath Area Growers website at http://www.bathareagrowers.org
Herby Ridge is in full bloom and it was only started last year. Already it has produced lots of curly leaved parsley under ‘spooky tree’. Now other herbs are flowering and attracting lots of beneficial insects to Dry Arch. I took some photos last week amongst the humming of busy bees collecting nectar from self-set Borage & … More Herby Ridge celebrates its first year
Hurrah summer’s arrived! At last, our veg boxes are filling up with our own produce. This week saw young and tender broad beans, purple speckled borlotti beans, onions, wet garlic, bunches of herbs from our own herby ridge, the first courgettes, salads, potatoes and even some gooseberries. What’s more the sun is shining on our … More Hurrah summer’s arrived!
Tim posted this bulletin to our volunteers this week. Why don’t you come down, see what we’re up to, and maybe lend a hand? “Plenty of varied work this week. Top of the list is to prepare the new polytunnel for planting out – wiring up, laying soaker hose and fixing doors. There is seedsowing … More Fancy some gentle outdoor exercise this bank holiday weekend?