April 2022 News
Here’s another monthly round up of our activities. Where does the time go?!
In the Green Hub at the St James Garden, we continued with planting and tending individual beds and volunteers were able to help themselves to the curly kale and rainbow kale in the training area. We decorated the garden with colourful plants and bunting, all ready for children from the St James Centre to visit for an Easter Egg Hunt.
You can watch a video of the Easter fun here:
(The Green Hub is shown from 2 minutes 11 seconds).
We welcomed Alice to the Bee Wirral Elemental Project allotment for her work experience placement. The men’s group worked together to paint the raised beds and remove unwanted plants. They then planted up the beds with kale, leeks and beans. Some sifted soil to fill in any uneven ground in the wildlife borders. Others sowed seeds for plant sales later in the season. They spent time putting netting on fruiting crops and planted out lettuce in the raised beds.
We have joined forces with several other local groups to offer gardening training workshops at community gardens in Wallasey and Birkenhead. The first session took place at Falkland Road on 22nd April and covered what to sow now, pricking out and potting on. It also included a walk and talk around WEN. Here are the dates and locations of the rest of the workshops:
Friday 6th May
1 to 4 pm
Wirral Environmental Network, Sandon Building, Falkland Road, Wallasey, CH44 8ER
Wednesday 18th May
10am to 1pm
Callister Garden, 34a Slatey Road, Oxton, CH43 4UG
Wednesday 1st June and Wednesday 15th June
10am to 1pm
Green Hub at St James Garden. Entrance between 192 and 194 Tollemache Road, Birkenhead
Wednesday 13th July and Wednesday 27th July
10am to 1pm
Holy Apostles and Martyrs Parish Church, St George’s Road, Wallasey, CH45 6TU
For more information and to book a place, please email email@example.com
The plants are looking good in the Falkland Road Organic Gardeners polytunnel. There should be plenty of flowers and vegetable plants ready in time for selling at the WEN Spring Fair on 21st May.
At the end of the month, the WEN Flower Club members made May Day wreaths for the garden and front door. It was a really lovely session with wonderful creations The next Flower Club takes place on Saturday 28th May, from 10 am to 12 noon. For more information or to book your place, please text Maria on 07708 832418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we now have an events page on our website. If you want to find out what we have planned, the listings show the dates of our gardening sessions and workshops, regular groups, such as the Crafters and the Reclaimers, and events we are attending or organising.
To see a list of upcoming events, please go to: https://wirralenvironmentalnetwork.org.uk/events