Congratulations to Bath Organic Group who l hear have come first in the food growing category of a wildlife gardening competition organised by Avon Wildlife Trust.
It was kind of their treasurer/membership secretary, Dr Lyn Barham to invite me along to their AGM this coming Saturday – which will be followed by an auction or produce and the delicious things they make from what is grown. Unfortunately, l am elsewhere at the week-end.
“I’ve just had a phone call from the Avon Wildlife Trust to say that we are the WINNER of their Wildlife Gardening Competition in the food growing category. We knew we were one of the finalists, from about 150 entries, and then it went to public vote and our friends and supporters did the rest.”
Lyn says the group has been around since 1990.
“And the demonstration garden was formally opened by the then mayor in 1991. We are on the Lower Common West allotments, where we rent the equivalent of roughly 21 allotment plots.
We also run a stall at the Farmers’ Market once a month, selling our lovely crops, raising awareness of what we do, and giving us a bit of income.”