Welcome to the SRT blog No. 112

12th Aug 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No.112

Well done Francesca!

Francesca has been awarded a Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture. She has worked incredibly hard to achieve this qualification and should be very proud of her achievement.










Tim & Connor with the Activity Centres amazingly large and well grown cos lettuces on the market this week.








Luka and Hanna tidying up and checking on the Aylesbury prunes saplings in the fruit area.










Hanna hard at work watering from the dipping bin.








Lewis preparing the lunchtime jacket potatoes for everyone.










Michael and Denise chopping veg.








Roxy, Annette, Tim and Becca deadheading at Bovingdon.






Ed, Simon, Becca planting up at the Civic Centre.






The baby blackbirds at the Activity Centre, spotted a couple of weeks ago have grown a lot and happily fledged. 








At Northchurch its pretty difficult to pick apples when the sheep are under the trees! Joe managed to pick enough for the veg boxes.

Cabbage delivery








Catherine and Taylor pruning. Well Catherine providing the much-needed shade and Taylor working!










Yoga in the cool of the shade of the trees, with the sheep close by.













Enjoyed by all and more sessions requested. Including from the sheep!






Been busy picking the redcurrants in the fruit cage over at Hemel Food Garden. Pints of them








Team Berko at Berkhamsted school outside contract with Susannah.














Watering the gorgeous planters in Hemel Old Town. One for the plants one for the team!








Hemel Food Garden team members are developing some great techniques at the yoga class.













Trainees get the chance regularly to handle the chickens as they are moved to their shaded run under the trees next to the canal. Gloriously free-rangeing.







This months scheduled trainee meeting included ice lollies to stimulate the conversation further. In the shade and nice and cool.











The pallet garden is blooming.











It’s National allotment week and Sunnyside Allotments, next to the Activity Centre had an open day last Sunday. Catherine and Suvi picked some beautiful blooms for them to make up and sell as floral bouquets on the day. Just gorgeous!

Have a great weekend….

…until next week.