The Natural Kitchen – progress update

This past month has seen lots of progress on our Natural Kitchen project.  Stones and notice board have been excavated, wood chip has been put down, construction of the kitchen units is almost complete and we’ve even started putting some decorative touches on it. Excitingly, on Sunday 19th March our Community Gardener Cat Stevens held a workshop ‘Getting Wiggy with Willow’, in which participants were taught willow weaving techniques and helped to construct a living willow wigwam and archway. The whole area is starting to take shape now and, promisingly, is already attracting lots of interest from our younger visitors and passers-by. They can’t wait to get in there and cook up a storm!

Next steps will be to finish construction, decoration and weather-proofing of the kitchen units, plant willow screening around the plot and put in some log seating.  After that, welly boot planters, weaving loom and digging pits. Still so much to do but we’re delighted with progress so far. The pictures speak for themselves!

If only someone would invent invisible paint so we could erase the railings in front of the window.  Alternative solutions are welcome – drop us a line!

Decorative touches

Kitchen in position

Expert tuition

Up goes the arch

Testing for cosiness!


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