Welcome to the SRT blog No. 117

23rd Sept 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No.117

Just wanted to let you all know that Sunnyside are taking part in a couple of events in the next few weeks.

This weekend at the Box Moor Trusts Autumn Festival, both days. Sunnyside homemade produce, bottles of fresh apple juice and perennial plants grown at the Hemel Food Garden plant nursery. Do pop over and say hello.

Saturday 11.00 to 3pm

Sunday 12.00 to 3pm

Box Moor Trust Autumn Festival – Sunnyside Rural Trust

Then the following weekend all 3 sites are taking part in the Dacorum Fun Festival.

Dacorum ‘Fun Palaces’ – Sunnyside Rural Trust

Free activities are taking place at Hemel Food Garden Saturday 10 to 2pm > plant a bottle.

At Northchurch Saturday 10 to 2pm > nature crafts & apple pressing plus lots more (use the link for more info).

At The Hub Sunday 10 to 12 noon > welly or boot planting.


Great teamwork from Sean & Joshua, mowing at Chipperfield allotments. Here are a few before and after shots.

The winter bedding has arrived for outside contracts and are coming along nicely!


BRE Group volunteers were back for a third visit to the Activity Centre and completed the laying of new mypex in the fruit area – what a beautiful job! Thank you to them all!

Michael and Scott’s turn to make lunch and then serving up from ‘Beales café’. Enjoy!

Someone’s birthday this week – Happy Birthday Pete.


The gorgeous sunflowers are still flowering and being picked for the AC mess room this time.

Michael T, Niall, Annette and Suru working on the Autumn clear up in the fruit area.

Team AC in Bovingdon deadheading and caring for the flower beds.

The team loved the queen post box topper on their litter pick route around Bovingdon. Sophia found the largest piece of rubbish this week.

Mark, Lynn & Luka’s turn at the market stall this week.

Planning pre-ordering for the Christmas reindeers and puds. Let me know if you are interested.


A team from Northchurch started work on a new contract, clearing and tidying allotments in Aldbury. The team got stuck in and used their skills to make some great inroads.


Well done all. Paul, Gillian, Charli, Michel and Taylor on the first day. Local donkeys watched on!

Daisy & Norman busy weeding. Where’s Norman?

Clearing work at Northchurch.

Samuel painted terracotta pots in the craft group. A gift box making for the farm shop.

A heron was spotted on the poly tunnel.

David immersed in picking apples. There have been so many this year!

And Happy-2 year adopt-iversary to  the cats at Northchurch.


Have a great weekend….

…until next week.