Welcome to the SRT blog No. 85

21st January 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No. 85 Are you Getting ready for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 28-31st Jan? Hemel Food Garden are – see the photos on the right

Homemade fat balls & apple perches – this week they will have been very welcomed by the birds as it’s been so cold.

Take a look at this link Which garden bird are you? (rspb.org.uk)


Joe helped over at the farm where Northchurch collect the bedding they use for the animals.







Clean up of the rather muddy paving – what a difference.








May need doing again tomorrow, me thinks!

Hoeing and adding a layer of compost on top in the veg cage. Filled up by Chloe, David is barrowing the compost in to where it is needed.








– lots to do!








Graham is happiest when weeding!









Graham, Terry & CJ finishing off painting the chicken sheds, started last week








CJ upcycling some cast iron furniture







And Lee recycling wooden pallets to make edging boards.







Frank & John making a start with painting the Summer House.








And Charlie giving the windows the once over until they sparkle!









Michael and Aisha busy putting together lunch at the Activity Centre








The yellow team were tasked with the winter pruning of the espalier apple trees – Kwasi, volunteer Ann, Michael & Becca don the gloves and grasp the lopers, ready.















In the sun, but bitterly cold on Berkhamsted High Street with the market stall. Well done Tim, Lewis and volunteer Clare.








Making homemade soup & rolls at HFG









Bus cleaning – great teamwork!




Robert watching the fire brigade rescue a cygnet caught up in a trees canopy on the canal side next to Hemel Food Garden at the beginning of the week. All gathered safely and taken to the Swan sanctuary for treatment.








Michelle with one of the most unusual finds on a site litter pick…..is it a bird? Is it a plane?







No, it’s a soft toy unicorn looking not so ‘plush’!


On the recycling / litter pick walk yesterday, the frozen canal with the sun projecting rainbow colours. With Michelle, Sam & Marc.













Please take a moment to listen to James Aston acceptance speech. He is part of the Sunnyside family, an amazing volunteer! James is an inspiration to us and his courage has helped and will help so many. Autism awareness


Until next week……….