Autumn’s rolling on quite beautifully over at the allotments. With the uncertainty of building works, over the summer the beds have become quite neglected. But the lack of weeding has left behind a skeleton of interesting grasses, leftover green manures and magnificent seed heads. Nature has taken over in true permaculture style with the forrest garden area filled with apples, raspberries blackberries and plenty of perennial herbs.
This year we are in contact with a wonderful community gardener. With Sarah’s help she has and will continue to provide regular workshops and tutorials for the group. It’s great to be able to have somebody so knowledgeable on board! Alongside Sarah we will also be having each semester a worksop from a team member at The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
At the moment for the society we have been busy bees with planning and negotiations for the new space, the new plot will only be a stones throw away from the current one so the move will be pretty straight forward (fingers crossed!). It really is exciting for us and all this change provides the group with a fantastic opportunity to design a whole new space for growing, learning and hanging out. Hopefully we’ll be set up and ready to go for the new growing season in spring. For more regular updates and news about workshops check out our Facebook group: The University Of Edinburgh Allotment and Permaculture Society .