Collaborating and sharing

November 2018

Collaborating and sharing

It’s all about working together and helping each other out. November saw yet another example of Taking Root partnership in action as 16 volunteers from ten different groups joined together to support thinning out at Rotten Row in Southport. Ykids gave us the use of the minibus to get there and Green Sefton (Sefton Council) helped with transporting the plants to our polytunnel at Linacre Hub.

We got great feedback from Rotten Row – we did a good job! – and Brian from Rotten Row told us that he would welcome our volunteers returning in the spring – they would really appreciate it as it’s planting time.

Cuttings and plants will be looked after at our polytunnel over winter and come spring we will be sharing them with all our members to add to their gardens.

Exchanging seeds and knowledge

Another great example of Taking Root members getting together to organise a bit of sharing. Bringing three groups together, volunteers from South Park, North Park Community Garden and St Leonard’s spent a day sorting and packaging seeds from plants grown in both their gardens, ready for propagating in spring 2019.

The group met at local social enterprise, the Kindfulness Coffee Club and along with enjoying a lunch together, everyone learnt from St Leonard’s volunteers who shared their propagating knowledge.