We’ve been plotting, planning and potting-on like fury and are still surprised by how long everything is taking. Our planning consent should be through within a week and today we had an informal meeting with local police on the site. They were very helpful and are enthusiastic about the garden and the positive affect it will have on the neighbourhood. Plus they’ve promised we will top of their list to receive compost and flowerpots the next time they successfully raid a cannabis factory locally. It makes perfect sense.
Our final hurdle before we begin laying out the garden is to hold an open meeting for local residents to address any fears they have and see about setting up a rota of volunteers. We realise that we should have done this a while back, but you have to start somewhere and its been a steep learning curve for us too.
The good thing is that the Moveable Feast Garden is definitely going to open in June! All the seedlings we’ve been nurturing will be planted out in the large containers and we will get our own little gardens back. In mine, as you can see, there’s not even space to sit down with seedlings on every raised surface as I battle to keep them off the ground and out of reach of the armies of slugs and snails that want to come dine with me every night.