April sees the stepping up of growing and sowing activities, and more new volunteers coming to the Farm. The weather was still cold and wet this month, but we heat one of our polytunnels so seedlings can come on.
Our big event was the visit of the Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, to the Farm, to learn about our work with ex-offenders.
Women staff and volunteers took a course on awareness of domestic violence and staff and volunteers also did a course called “Money So What” about financial budgeting and management.
Every week a group called Knit and Natter meets to develop their sewing and knitting skills. It’s a wonderful group with participants’ ages ranging from 20s to 80s.
Operation Soup took off on 27th April. 6 weekly soup-making sessions culminating in a soup competition on 1st June will help people make delicious and economical soup.