After enjoying a few days off following the full-on experience of the Harrogate Flower Show, May was another busy month for me in Yorganics world!
Askham Bryan College, who won a gold award for their garden at the Flower Show (which obviously included some of our amazing compost) approached me to ask for more because they are now ‘moving’ the garden – called ‘In Sight of the Minster – into the centre of York.
It’s been recreated as part of this weekend’s Bloom! 2019 festival before, and how amazing is this, it will find its ‘forever home’ in the community following a competition run by Askham Bryan which asked people to make the case for why the garden should be in their community. We will find out shortly where this will be, and hopefully we will be able to supply more compost when it moves to its forever home.
Speaking of Bloom!, last year we were proud to sponsor the event, and this year we will be donating prizes of Yorganics compost to the three gardens judged to be the best by the judges, so I look forward to revealing the winners in next month’s blog.
I was also pleased to be able to donate compost to a community garden project in Aldwark, which is between Thirsk and York. Residents in the village wanted to create a place for their community to gather and have a potter, so using as much donated and recycled materials as possible, they have built six raised beds to grow produce and are using Yorganics in them.
I also supplied a sample bag of Yorganics to an allotment in Hurworth, near Darlington, and they were so impressed they ordered bulk bags for all the members of the allotment.
And finally, to cap off another busy month, I arranged for ten bags of compost to be delivered to Archbishops Holgates School in York, where it is being put to good use by the year 7 and 8 allotment club.
I will update you on what was happening in Yorganics World in June so until then, happy gardening.