Easter Monday was our very first plant sale at the community garden. We have been working with Michiel Verspuij from Boomtree Bees since last year to build up our garden and develop our growing potential.
He's helped us design the garden, build raised beds and wertical planters as well as a polytunnel and composting system.
We'd worked pretty hard and lots of our seeds grew into fine seedlings ready to be transplanted into the garden. We had so many we decided to use the excess plants to raise much needed funds to keep our garden growing. We made pancakes, painted eggs and hunted for chocolate eggs too. We're so grateful to all who came and supported us. If you would like to join the community garden send an email to us.
Here are some photos by Bettina Linke of the day.
A colaboration with Artlink and Amazing Grace Festival
Ebb and flow, inhale and exhale, exterior and interior, us and them. What is the relationship (interaction) between the ‘in’ and ‘out’?
Without? ‘Go without …’? ‘Without a care’? ‘The enemy without the gate’ (an archaic usage of the word simply meaning ‘outside!)?
Within? ‘Within our tribe? ‘Within the lines or borders’? ‘Within the law’? ‘Within myself, I feel …’? ‘Within these walls’? ‘‘Look within yourself’? ‘Acts within character’?
When is the time and place to be ‘out’ and to be ‘in’? How do they affect each other? John Newton in Amazing Grace talks about ‘when this flesh and heart shall fail’ (external circumstance), he can still find a life of ‘joy and peace’ (internal state of mind). Is there a need for an ebb and flow between the two? What happens if we stay only focused on being ‘in’ or on only being ‘out’? Do joy and peace only come from within?
Murlough Beach, Portstewart Strand, Downhill Beach and Port Ban Dunree, joined over 30 beaches across the UK and Ireland on Sunday 11 November for Pages of the Sea, Danny Boyle’s commission for 14-18 NOW to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.