We have officially restarted our regular market stall at Woodbank Community Food Hub. For three weeks running now we have sold spinach, spring onions, leeks, dried rosemary, chutney, potted plants and more, all from the site itself (or made with produce from there). The veg is harvested in the morning by our wellbeing group, and is almost all gone by the end of the day. These stalls help us to raise funds for the food hub, so we can continue to grow organic veg and provide a space for people to socialise and learn valuable skills. From now on, the stalls will be held weekly on a Thursday, from 1pm-3pm, so drop by and grab some veg!
In other news, a trio of ducks have made themselves at home at the Food Hub, taking a dip in our ponds and enjoying the occasional sun. This week we finished building our third pond, which will act as a habitat for wildlife and help to drain the rainwater from our polytunnels. Duck food is available at our stall if you want to feed our aquatic friends in the ponds of Woodbank!
Thanks to everyone who attended our workshops on Saturday, too. Despite the rain we had a great turnout and managed to create 12 bird boxes, 26 bee hotels and propagate 46 wildlife-friendly plants. Almost everything was taken home by the attendees, helping to create wildlife oases around Stockport!
With donations and sales from our veg stall, we were able to raise almost £100 to keep Woodbank Community Food Hub running.
If you want to take part in the work that we do, we have regular volunteering opportunities open in our community garden. You can help us to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers; run our veg stall; support others in the garden or help with the maintenance of the site. Contact email@example.com to apply. Check our events page for details of workshops and other volunteering opportunities.