Welcome to the SRT blog No. 91

4th March 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No. 91

On the right is March’s photo from the SRT calendar. This month features the Sunnyside weekly market stall on Berkhamsted High Street.

Busy week this week as it’s the start of Spring (welcome), pancake day and the daffodils are out for St. David’s Day!


Work continues in Northchurch village, putting in the edging for the new path and flower bed.











There was some damage after the storm – branches have been taken down and collected up around the site so all is safe.






Trainees making pancakes in the mess kitchen.














The craft group are working hard to prepare some decorations for the ‘Grab & Grow’ Easter event (April 9th) – David & Gillian then Bismillah & Gillian .















Ian and Carolyn & Steph – giant eggs? Let’s wait and see the results.

They are also painting some illustrations for vegetable recipe cards






Jacqui & Charlie with the goats who love a brush up – or are they just more interested in the food?








Filling the new raised beds with compost








More seed trays having holes added for drainage and filling with compost ready for the next round of seed sowing in the bubble greenhouse.








Joe working in the chicken orchard and feeding the cats.









Some lovely pictures of the Activity Centre in the streaming sunlight. Gorgeous.











The AC team out in Bovingdon, clearing the debris of wooden twigs and branches from trees, post the storms. Is there room for the return journey?






Cleaning the information boards and fixing back in place






Jacob & Roxy cooking lunch and chutney.








Lewis pruning and Michael S helping tidy up the clippings.








Suru, Neil, Becca and Ellen with Sharon making lavender bath bombs for Mothers Day, using Sunnyside lavender. These will be for sale on the market stall soon.





Adhar on the market this Thursday – he also drew the beautiful daffodil and eggs. Selling freshly picked daffodils.











First of the bedding plants potted up at Hemel Food Garden.











Lots of pancakes were made and eaten by the trainees and project workers. But there were enough for some excellent, competitive, pancake flipping on pancake day. And pancake throwing. With the tape measure out.








Spot the flying pancakes.

The café is getting ready to have cream teas back on the menu – just before Mothers Day. So, they are trying out different scone recipes to get the right flavour, texture and ‘ginormous’ size! Such a chore?










The bakery received a donation of different flours from Waitrose St. Albans (damaged packaging so not saleable) and they made delicious focaccia bread and whole meal rolls this week. Quite a repertoire of recipes now.


























The Hub Café at the Active Dacorum Hub at Grovehill / Woodhall farm is the perfect drop off point if you are walking the Nickey line or taking a bike ride. They are crowdfunding to bring a new idea to life – adding new useable space and greening the development. For more information


Until next week……..