Welcome to the SRT blog No. 139

10th March 2023 – Welcome to our blog post No.139

The National Garden Schemes marketing materials arrived this week.

The Sunnyside sites are opening on Saturday May 13th, 11 to 4pm in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Northchurch. Take a walk around the whole site at each location, treat yourself to cake and decide which perennials, herbs or veg plants you could grow at home.  Find out more:

National Garden Scheme – Sunnyside Trail – Sunnyside Rural Trust

Find a Garden | National Garden Scheme (ngs.org.uk)

The Sunnyside Rural Trust Trail is bookable for you to explore – 3 sites on just one ticket!


Annette braves the snow for some bramble wrangling on an allotment that the Activity Centre are clearing. And Simon, Michael H, Becca and Noreen.


Diana and Aisha with their beautiful fish pie and potting up jam.

Paul, Becca, Conor and Neil potting up tree whips.

Becca, Tony, Neil, Paul and Conor cutting seed potatoes. They found one with a face!

Thursdays compost team complete turning and emptying ready for the year ahead.


Great work from the Hemel Food Garden outside contract team over in Rickmansworth last week.

Spreading the word about Sunnyside this week. At Co-op Adeyfield and at Hemel Job Fair – Step to Skills

Inclusive Employment Project team – Sunnyside Rural Trust

Wow, Doris has moved into the new office already! Hope she saved the work before taking up her new sleeping spot!


Jake, Harry, Laura & Jonny working on the flower beds at the Northchurch Recreational Ground. Joe edging at the Northchurch Rec.

Chloe & Daisy making bird boxes in the Repair Shed with Bob & Stuart.



Michael, James, harry, Nina, James and Max after another successful day clearing at the allotments in Aldbury.

James made a hanging basket for his Mum’s birthday.

Taylor, Bis an Ian raking up the leaves by the pond.


Sarah working on her barista skills. Practicing with water with washing up liquid in. Not one to drink! Another lunchtime puzzle completed at Northchurch.


Birthday girl – Hollie busy refurbishing wooden handled garden tools. Happy Birthday Hollie! These tools are for sale at the Northchurch shop. Great price and a new life!


Have a great weekend….


…until next week.