Things with the project are really taking off now, I’ve been busy beavering away over the last few weeks with meetings trying to drum up more interest in the project and really trying to get donations in to make sure that this can run as a long term project and not just a flash in the pan. The only way for this to work and for children to learn and families to benefit from this fully is to keep this going way into the future.
I’ve been speaking with a local building society in Melton Mowbray and have met with their board of trustees over the last few weeks to explain the idea behind the project and what we are trying to achieve with it. Fortunately I was met with nothing but praise and enthusiasm for what we are doing at the project, they have committed to backing the project and with their donation it means that we can get all of the main big elements that we desperately needed.
During the meeting I was asked to write a wish list of all the things that I want for the project, Now when your asked this kind of question that childlike mentality kicks in where you just want everything sort of like when you were a kid and you get given catalogue before Christmas to write your letter to Santa and you pick out what toys you want.
After some serious thought and a lot of restraint I managed to narrow it down to around 7 things that we needed so that we can get this started, and here it is
Security Fence for entrance
Top soil delivery
Compost for beds
We already have things like seeds and people are bringing some of their own tools to the site however we are hoping to accommodate around 30 + people for the site so need to make sure that everyone has the right equipment to work with. It was always going to be a difficult task setting up the project and it is still proving to be that, but I think that you can see from all my other posts and countless tweets that this is where my passions really is and I really want to make this a success.
People should always have the option to have fresh vegetables whenever they like and shouldn’t be discounted because of their income or where they live or their personal situation, we want to give them that same opportunity and help them as much as we can.
If you would like to get involved please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @adambaseyfood