In the garden this week, it’s a muddy old time, so here is a polite reminder to us all that we must clean down our tools before we put them away. Use the brushes, oily sand and water bucket just outside the tool container to do this. No muddy tools should ever be stored in the tool container! It messes the container up and most importantly, it reduces the life of the tools.  We need to make some good signs to remind people about this!

This week we will also be repairing the edges of some of our vegetable beds.

A few more workshops are happening! 
We had a fantastic time at our Wreath Making workshops last week. So much so that we have decided to hold one more on Sunday 15th December 11am to 3pm. To see some of the beautiful creations people made last weekend go here  If you fancy booking for Sunday 15th, go here

On Saturday 14th December, 2pm to 3pm, Andy Petch is running his Tai Chi classes either in the Lower Greenhouse if wet, or on the decking if the weather is fine enough. To find out more and to book go here

On Friday 20th December 12pm to 4pm, there are Green Wood Spoon Making introductory courses in the Greenwood space behind the kitchen.  To find out more and to book go here.

On Sunday 15th December, 10am to 1pm we are holding a Composting Workshop. This is a free workshop and a great chance to learn all about composting, producing great material for your garden and plants, and capturing the carbon that our earth and climate needs us to! Find out more and sign up here

And then….
On Thursday 19th December and Sunday 22nd December at 1pm,  all are welcome to our Pot Luck Volunteer Christmas Lunches.  Please bring along food and/or drink to share and enjoy together. We have the microwave and hob to warm things up if needed. 

Christmas and New Year Closing – we will be closed for volunteering and visiting from Monday December 23rd to Wednesday 8th January, re-opening on Thursday 9th January.  Come fully refreshed on Sunday 12th January to two workshops (!) a Border Workshop and a Kitchen Garden Workshop 10am to 1pm.

In other news
Whilst we aren’t yet singing our own BPCG carols, in Spring 2020, we want to start a BPCG singing group led by the wonderful Emma Tubmen.  If you are interested in joining this, let us know by replying to this email.  If you’d like to meet Emma, she is holding a Ceremony and Sound Bath on Friday 20th December 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Rotunda, Cressingham Tenants Hall SW2 2UP.  More details here