January 2021 – Appointment of part-time social media support worker. Planning approval for third polytunnel. Zoom subscription taken out. Regular fortnightly zoom meetings established.
February 2021 – Gardens Update padlet notice board set-up to complement whiteboards and noticeboards on site. Additional WhatsApp group set up for coordination of herb growing. Four volunteers training as editors of new website.
March 2021 – Big dig working parties for polytunnel groundwork preparation. Soil testing project in partnership with Transition Buxton, supported by British Science Association, engaged 63 families. Successful completion of Heritage Fund project. New website launched.
April 2021 – Groups working to an agreed sowing and growing plan created in autumn 2020. Potager planting redesigned and sown and planted. Garden Manager supported on Gardeniser training programme.
May 2021 – Launch of Give Peas a Chance Saturday programme in partnership with Buxton Junior School. Market stall – £250 in donations. Polytunnel delivered. Commissioned drone footage for intro to video. Appointed editor/interviewer/photographer for video showcasing our place in Buxton and the community.
June 2021 – recommencement of face to face workshops for groups fo 12 people, booked in advance: salad growing workshop; herb workshop.