Welcome to the SRT blog No. 136

17th February 2023 – Welcome to our blog post No.136


The Activity Centre have prepared the ground for the new camellia hedge next to the woodshed, which has now been planted. Before & after photos.

Practicing their measuring skills in the ‘multiply session.

Paul cutting wood measuring to get equal lengths.

Weeding and tidying in a private garden contract

Michael T doing what he does best and Michael H spreading the compost to mulch around the apple tree.

Robbie & Scott helping prepare lunch. Sophia helping to serve lunch.

Simon pruning the gooseberries – reminds me to do mine.

Mark and Becca at this week’s market stall. Practicing money skills with the lunch payments


The Hemel Food Garden team were back at Berkhamsted School tackling more root tasks this week. George conquered another tree root and the team wrestle ivy.

This week a team were making pictures in the style of Paul Klee as part of the multiply session – all about shapes and sizes.

Popping off site to collect donated paint.

Revamping the plant stall display. And a bench makeover


As it was Valentines this week the team at Northchurch turned their hands to baking and then decorating their cakes. Joe, Hollie, Steph, Samuel, Greg & Simon took part.

James got stuck in to other activities – moving gravel for the pond path base, a quick check on his Harry Potter word search and spell check, then cashing up the shop takings.

Chloe, Michael, James and Nina have been off site clearing some allotments at Aldbury.

The New Year tidy discovered some lovely old wooden handled, tools which have been lovingly re-furbished here by Chloe, Charlie and Ian and are for sale. Claire got in quick and popped over to pick up a spade and fork.

Sam & Dan clearing leaves around the perennial garden.

Catherine having some downtime with the cats – it’s hungry work and sooo… tiring being a cat at Northchurch!!


Have a great weekend….


…until next week.