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Fresh vegetables for all - What's a tithe?

This morning, I had a very rare Thursday that I wasn't working, so as Hubby was working from home, and the electronic babysitter (that's the TV) was taking care of my Son, I took the opportunity to slope off down to Grace and Flavour, our local community garden.

 

G&FTitheaug11 I usually help out on a Saturday if I can, so I havn't taken part in a Thursday harvest before, but it is one of the most satisfying jobs.

28 families receive a package of vegetables, - this week it included potatoes, carrots, lettuce, runner beans, courgette, parsley and sage.

These are picked and packed by the G & F team, and were then collected at 11.00 by some other lovely volunteers from the local Wheel of Care, who delivered them to those with out transport or unable to get out.

We also harvested crops that went to the local church at their coffee morning. The local shops got some to sell to the local community,  and Polesdon Lacey received a delivery to use in their restuarants. ( there will probably be Ratatouille, the amount of Marrow's that were delivered).

It was a highly satisfying couple of hours, in the company of other gardeners, and the cake to go with coffee was pretty good too!

If you live in Horsley, you are very welcome to take part in the Grace and Flavour garden. Team days are Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Give as much or as little time as you like (warning, it is addictive!) or if you can't get there, bake us a cake every now and then.

If you'd like to have a tour, then come along to the West Horsley Fete on Saturday September 10th - 2-5pm which is in the ground of Dene Place Nursing home in Ripley Lane (adjacent to the garden)

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