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Shout out to Arborcare!

Monday, 5 February 2018

We'd like to say a big thank you to local landscape and arboricultural firm Arborcare for donating some lovely plants that were surplus to one of their planting schemes on Friday. They will look great under the lime trees along the bark path through the Triangle Garden and in our Forest Garden. Our Garden Club and Growing Gang are going to love planting them out!

What on earth is Willow Spiling?

willow woven through hazel poles to stabilise the stream bank
Sunday, 28 January 2018

Today our brave Sunday volunteers, organised and led by Garden Club leader Steve Granger, created a attractive and effective bank stabalisation structure from hazel and willow. Willow Spiling involves using stout hazel poles to create a line of uprights along the edge of the riverbank. These are set at an angle leaning away from the river. Wands of willow (which the Triangle Garden has in abundance) are then woven through the hazel poles to create a strong structure.

Growing Health hits the Natural Healthcare news

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Here's a recent blogpost by our volunteer Karen Shields (left above with Project Manager and Horticultural Therapist Liz McElroy) for the Complementary and Natural Healthcare News all about her role in our Growing Health project:

"I qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2012 and joined CNHC that year and began practising at my own clinic. In June 2016 I started volunteering (in my capacity as a nutritional therapist) at the Triangle Community Garden in Hitchin.

Councillor Ian Albert to the rescue!

Cllr Ian Albert
Tuesday, 2 May 2017

As soon as he heard of the damage that had been inflicted on our Pollinator's Garden, Bearton Ward Labour Councillor Ian Albert offered to contribute to the replacement planting costs.

Although Cllr Albert voted against the Conservative Councillors' proposal to award themselves a pay rise, when the motion was carried, he decided to accept the extra allowance and use it to benefit community groups in the area.