Whether you are fairly new to Welshmill or have been a plot holder for a long time you will know that a consistent supply of water has always been a problem.
We have tried a variety of different hand pumps with varying degrees of success. The last one was very effective when working but has needed regular repair and maintenance.
It was with this in mind that the committee decided to investigate the possibility of a mains water supply. The cost of bringing a supply to the site is approximately £2,500. It will then cost a further £2,500 to install the necessary pipework and standpipes. A total cost of approximately £5,000.
The committee has decided to go ahead with the complete project. The work will be paid for from our own funds and from grants we have been awarded.
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The AGM for members of Frome Allotment Association will be on Wednesday April 4th 7pm at Trinity Main Hall. An agenda will be sent out in advance.
A show at Rook Lane Chapel this Thursday.”Three Acres And A Cow” – a history of land rights and protest in folk song and story.
We have been told it’s generally very popular with people involved in growing their own food or working the land in general.
You can hear about how things went last year via this Kitchen Garden podcast
The Power of Yellow
Open Days at Frome Allotments
Hidden Gardens Frome
Orchard Street Friday 7th July, 11am till 5pm
Mendip View Saturday 8th July, 11am till 5pm
North Hill Saturday 8th July, 11am till 5pm
Welshmill Sunday 9th July, 11am till 5pm
Get Growing 2017 A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and St Louis Primary Schools.
Who is it for? Beginners with little or no previous experience in growing.
Do you want to: Get more exercise? Eat more healthily? Improve your growing skills? Save money? Meet new people?
What do you learn? You will learn how to grow food, from soil preparation and planting out, to looking after your crops at home and harvesting. We will give you good ideas on how to grow crops with your children at home. We will share advice and share recipes on how to cook the food we’ve grown.
Where? On the community plot at Welshmill Allotments Frome.
When? The session is weekly on Thursdays 12.45 -2.45. The first session is Thursday 20th April. We will run sessions throughout the growing season.
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FAA Newsletter June 2017
It’s a busy time of year on our various sites and it’s good to see so much progress being made with plots.
In July, some of our sites will be opening as part of Frome Festival’s Hidden Gardens. Orchard Street opens on Friday 7th July, Mendip View and North Hill open on Saturday 8th while Welshmill opens on Sunday 9th July.
Muriel Jones opens as part of the NGS (National Garden Scheme) on Tuesday 4th July https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/33166/
Last year we raised over £650 for various cancer, nursing and gardening charities through opening as part of this scheme. The full story of our opening, with photos, can be found in the July edition of Kitchen Garden magazine, currently on sale.
Help is needed both before and on the open days. Please contact your site … Read More »
A date has been fixed for this year’s AGM for FAA members. It’s Trinity Church Hall, March 29th at 7pm.
As usual members will receive a letter in the post along with the invoice for your plot rental. See you there.
The Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap will be on Sunday 26th February 2017, from 10am – 2pm, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, £2 Entry
Recommended for seed potatoes from Pennard Plants.