Welcome to the SRT blog No. 107

8th July 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No. 107

Meet Josie, the new café manager at The Hub

The Active Dacorum Hub, The Sports Pavilion, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP2 7BA Mon to Fri 9>3pm

I have previously worked in a tearoom/farm shop but I have recently just left the ambulance service to join Sunnyside, I am so excited for the new challenge. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and I particularly like being outside. I have a dog who enjoys long walks whatever the weather. I am also a part of Chesham rugby club and have played with them for nearly 10 years.

Welcome Josie


Happy birthday to Heidi this week. With her gorgeous homemade, handpicked bouquet courtesy of the Hemel Food Garden team Happy Birthday Heidi!








Plants are on the move and being consolidated from poly tunnels 7&8. The pink team finished the task yesterday – well done!








More weeding at the Dens garden and fantastic edging by Nicola.






















Diane – the disco diva








Visitors to our mud kitchen where the very capable Rowan prepared a lovely woodchip salad to serve to the customers. Rowan hopes to open her own restaurant when she grows up.








Emma enjoying a nice cuppa, skillfully made by the adorable Katie.








Lewis creating a coffee frappe for Sarah and the team at the Sunnyside UP café – ready for the hotter weather -arriving soon.








Jim has a new job and he’s loving every minute of it. He managed to shift most of the loaded trolleys needed for the task in hand. Great job Jim!









The Activity Centre team with Farida in a gentle warm up ready for the day.


Sharon & Ellen helped pick, gather and hang the lavender up to dry in the greenhouse. A taste of French Provence at Sunnyside.








Mark watering at Bovingdon.








Riz and Annette with the huge hollyhocks. Beautiful country garden plants.








Annette, Becca, Riz, Michael out at a private contract.






Scott and Becca making lunch this week.








Claire, Becca, Noreen and Riz planting up the Berkhamsted boundary planters.














Mark & Tim watering the boundary planters.









The scything begins at Northchurch. A technique that needs to be mastered in order to cut grass most efficiently but we are looking forward to our first ever old school hay making!








Volunteer work party – Jake was very happy with his first cut.








Beetroot harvesting – was this one left over from last year – it’s a whopper!








Harvesting the first punnet of the mixed tomatoes this week! They are up to one punnet a week but don’t worry – more are coming. Sunshine in a punnet!








A plan was put in place and they have arrived.








The 4 ducklings are here! These may grow up to be white feathered – any thoughts?



Have a great weekend….it’s getting hotter.

…until next week.