Hello fellow gardeners,
We thought it was time for another update. It’s spring, the sun is shining and the seedlings are growing. Soon we will have a feast! That’s the dream…
Since last time, as you may know, we attended court and lost, despite the judge’s sympathy for our moral argument.
The County Court judgement meant we would have had notice from their court-appointed bailiff, and time to make plans to take care of the garden. Now Hargreaves have changed proceedings to the High Court bailiffs. From what we understand, the High Court bailiffs don’t need to give us any warning. If you know more about these type of legalities, please let us know.
Hargreaves have not made any comment to us or any one else, and still have no active plans to build on the site in the near future. Looks like they would prefer a derelict space.
What would you prefer? What do you think? What would you like to see on the site? Should we appeal? Should we find another site? Please fill in our poll. You can also mark any other spaces you’d like to see beautified on our crafty little online map.
While the garden remains, the growth of people and plants continues. Since the court date, we have continued planting our seedlings and working on the wildlife conservation area. Our pond now has water, little tadpoles, and those sneaky snails (they’re everywhere!). We’ve held workshops on recycling newspaper into biodegradable seedling pots, the unsung value of plants commonly regarded as weeds and on recycling abandoned items (such as old shoes!) into unusual food-growing containers. We want to continue to teach and share about growing and conservation for as long as possible. So come learn and support the garden this upcoming weekend!
We ask if anyone sees any bailiffs on the site to please call/text the site phone 07756 171048.
And finally… local artists have created a short video documenting our progress with the garden. You can see the video here.
If you want to get involved with doing artwork in the garden we’re always looking for creative people… as well as green fingered people!
Lots of love!
The Mound Gardeners