Welcome to the SRT blog No. 110

29th July 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No.110

Dens, in Hemel Hempstead (helping the homeless charity), donated a 70-year-old bike which has been re-purposed by the team as a sign for the farm shop & cafe at Northchurch. The Northchurch farm shop & café is now open for longer. 10 until 5pm, Monday to Friday.






New posters have gone up on the greenhouse, just behind the plant display at Hemel Food Garden. Adds even more to all the colour there.


“Duckling news” they are spreading their wings in their new home at Northchurch and are settling in well.






At Northchurch the team have been clearing the bonfire area and then feeding the goats next door, at the same time.






James & Ian checking on and feeding the goats.








Gillian has started to put down her design ideas for a new pig hut. It allows for lots of piggies!






They are ‘nesting’













Russell & Simon taking a break from a busy contract litter pick in Northchurch.










Matthew and Amanda are cutting wood for a handmade gift box for the shop.










Sophie, Michael & Georgie were a part of a group litter picking in Great Kimble on Wednesday.






Cricket sunbathing after a day of hunting mice.








Last Saturday, Hemel Food Garden hosted a fund-raising event for the Ukraine and for families to meet up. There were lots of circus activities run by Lisa and her professional  friends around the site and in the tranquility space. Plus, the pizza oven was fired up.















Here’s Conor and Robert having a go.










At the outside contract for the Hillside house, Mencap Watford. Two expertly trimmed bushes.











Fantastic weeding at Lytham Ave Mencap by David. Keeping the Mencap gardens neat and tidy and ready for sitting in.

























Diane at Berkhamsted. Hard core hard landscape weeding.







Ho ho hoeing. Robert was the tidy lead of the team on the day.






And back on site, the plant nursery outside the farm shop is blooming lovely.






Guy has received & completed the YES program for future employability and work preparation, so wanted to share this news with the HFG team and showed us his certificate.





Harrys first ‘chicken run’. Did sooo well!!









Caroline taking 2 in the tidied polytunnel with the strawberries.






Tim & Scott preparing veg for the teams lunch.








Michael S helping Charlotte label jars of just made, Sunnyside jam.






Noreen filling watering cans ready for Clare, Time & Becca watering the veg beds.








Everyone helping with the tidying routine around the site – cutting brambles and nettles overhanging the pathways and then raking the grass away from the hedge in the car park. 3ft of space gained!











The orange team were edging and weeding in Bovingdon High Street this week. Wow, doesn’t it make a difference to the appearance of the path.




















Blackbirds have made their home at the Activity Centre. They have hatched their young and the team are making sure there is plenty of water and giving them space. They are nesting in the fruit area so they’ve practically moved in to a ‘gourmet food bird hotel’.











Have a great weekend….

…until next week.