So here we are, October! The year has flown by so far and mine has been occupied with the grow your own project, the idea that started small has all of a sudden become very real and very big.
We have finally had all of the land signed off by the council, it has a bit of a battle but we got there in the end. They have signed everything off and given us a 5 year licence with the option to extend it for another 5 years after that. This is great news it means that we can set up home there now without fear of being removed from the site.
The drains have finally been installed on the site, meaning no more flooding or having to swim to get across it. The contractor has been working on this over the last few weeks and has done such an amazing job.
Now this is in I have finally been able to order the topsoil needed to cover the site, we have ordered an initial 80 tonnes but are going to need that again to cover the other half of it.
The delivery will be made on November the 2nd to the site and have managed to rope in a lot of people to help level it all out and move it around site, 80 tonnes is a lot!!
Finally the polytunnel is ordered! This has been the one thing that we have been after for a long time and have managed to get the funding in place and get this ordered.
We have gone for the 18x30ft tunnel enough room for everyone and at the same time have some room set aside to grow veg for the food parcels we plan on handing out to low income families in the area.
The last thing that we need to order is the fencing, this has been somewhat of an issue since day one really and we have never been able to get this sorted and as I write this we are still in the same situation. It’s not through lack of trying its just trying to get a company to come out and measure up for a quote. I’ve contacted 5 in the last week and not one has come back to me.
We still need financial donations to make sure that we can run for the 5 years we have planned but still also need tools and equipment so if you are able to help then please get in touch.