We have accumulated quite a lot of blight free potato stalks behind the tree in the garden, which we need to dispose of. Is anyone able to take some away, or do you know anyone who would take some? They are suitable for composting. If you can help, just take some away, or contact any of the committee members. There are stil some spuds available for harvesting over the next few Saturdays. Come along at noon to see how well the garden has done this Summer. Our potato varieties this year included the aptly named Belles de Fontenaye, as well as Lumpers, Blue Danube, Sarpo Mira and Roosters.
Here's an interesting blog about people involved in creating a greener environment in the North Inner City. It includes info on the Broadstone Community Garden: http://jardindesign.org/2013/08/17/greening-the-inner-city/
Read about the Lifeline Project here: https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/arts/lifeline-project-soap
Here's a picture of our first "Lumper" potatoes, harvested on Saturday. These potatoes were the staple diet in Ireland before the famine. Despite their reputation for being tasteless, here's Pauline's response to cooking them on Saturday evening: "Dry, floury, tasty and invites a little salt, butter or olive oil. My idea of heaven!" Feel free to come to the garden again next Saturday when we will harvest some more Lumpers as well as Blue Danubes, Belles de Fontenay and Roosters.
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