Welcome to the SRT blog No. 118

30th Sept 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No.118


Home grown produce from the allotments at the Sunnyside Berkhamsted Activity Centre. Ready for selling on the market stall. Such a colourful harvest.


Some of the team potting on their perennial plants. Becca, Riz, Jacob & Scott.

What a find on the litter pick in Bovingdon – a little large for the black bin liners! Graham, Tony, Tim & Becca. Annette & Mark on another part of the route.

Cooking this week included prepping beans, peeling & chopping apples – Roxy, Kwasi, Ian & Tims teamwork. Then lunch prep with the help of Suru and his stock.


Michael & Sharon’s turn to do the washing up after the team lunch.

Suru has also been in the woodwork shed – here’s his finished bird box.

More reindeer have galloped out this week. Tim & Suri’s.

Annette, Tim & Becca on the market stall this week.

Flowers for the market.

The snails had a lunch treat with Caroline and Clare – behind the camera.



Daisy, Sophie and their helpers have been working in the perennial garden at Northchurch. Pruning & weeding at the moment. Most won’t be cut back until next year so that it will be a haven for hibernating insects over the winter.

Gillian, Bismillah, Simon & Sean took a break last week from mowing at St. Peters to visit the Sunnyside stall on the High Steet in Berkhamsted.

Ducks on the move in caring hands.

Hollie harvested the squash ready for the Fun Palace event this Saturday 10 -2pm at Northchurch. Free and lots going on including nature crafts and apple pressing.  James is weighing and pricing the squashes ready for selling – he’s great with numbers.


The final display – 6 varieties. So many different shapes, sizes and colours.


Hemel Food Garden were in Cathy’s garden helping to keep it tidy and neat. Lots taken away.



Volunteer end of season thank you party last Friday.



Superb effort from Tyler and Sean removing a dead box hedge from Chipperfield memorial. The plan is to finish the clearance and then plant a new hedge of different plants to replace it. Great job.



Returning later this week the team, including Tyler, Sean & Sam had a quick break for a well earned – flapjack break. Unfortunately, Sean is not a fan of the flapjack!

Pruning mistakes become gorgeous hair decorations.


This weekend don’t forget we are taking part in the Dacorum Fun Palace.

Dacorum ‘Fun Palaces’ – Sunnyside Rural Trust

Free activities are taking place at:

Hemel Food Garden Saturday 10 to 2pm > plant a bottle.

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

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


Have a great weekend….

…until next week.