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Spring at Birds Community Allotments

Seed Swap Success

We held our first ever seed swap in February at Dodington Parish Hall. This was open to all and free to attend. The aim was to bring everyone together to trade unwanted or spare seeds whilst enjoying cups of tea, home made cakes and a chance to meet fellow gardeners.

To our complete surprise we actually had 90 people attend our 2 hour event, with great feedback and enthusiasm. A huge thank you to the volunteers for making it such a fun morning, and a big thank you to everyone who attended and donated including Iron Acton Garden Centre and Morrisons. All money raised will go towards covering costs and holding the next event.

Queen’s Green Canopy

As well as the seed swap, the Birds Community Allotment committee were able to apply for tree and hedging plants from The Queen’s Green Canopy. These arrived at the end of March and were shared out with allotment owners. We hope this helps to connect the plots creating a wildlife corridor perfect for birds, pollinators and hedgehogs. Thank you to Chris and his family for planning and organising!

Easter Trail

For a bit of fun through Easter, Raysfield PTA kindly lent us their Easter Egg trail, a mixture of brightly coloured eggs and rabbits were placed along the allotments for passers by to spot whilst on their walk. Plot holders also joined in by handing out Easter eggs, or decorating their plots to spread a bit of joy!

What’s next?

Hedgehog Awareness Week! 1st – 7th May. Yvonne from Hedgehog Rescue will be hosting a open day on Bank holiday Monday 1st May 10am – 4pm on plot 24. We hope allotment holders will get involved by helping to create a hedgehog highway connecting all the plots together. And decorating their plots, adding hedgehog houses, or even making hedgehog highway signs! For further into please visit our hedgehog awareness week post

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