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The Rollings Family YoGA Pledge

Our Pledge: Transform a disused allotment plot to create fruit and vegetable patches, flower beds, seating area to watch birds and a wild garden area to encourage bees and butterflies. 

A butterfly on a sunflower

This was a huge success. My whole family got involved and it was a great way to spend time together and learn new skills. We have enjoyed many days digging, clearing, planting, picking and creating dishes the family could eat. We could make salads and soups for weeks without having to buy anything! Even our dog loved helping with the digging!

 

We grew strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, carrots, peas, beans, peppers, chilli's, a variety of lettuces, cucumbers, beetroot, pumpkins, parsnips, red / yellow onions, potatoes, mint, herbs and kale. We also planted sunflowers, willow trees, fruit trees and hundreds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew "Grow wild" seeds to create a wildlife area. 

We inspired extended family members and friends to help and hosted BBQ s and afternoon teas.

 

We helped the local school who were transforming a neighbouring plot by sharing additional seeds, bulbs and some willow trees.  Although it has been hard work it's a fantastic challenge and it was a great way to keep fit and eat healthier. At the beginning of this project I was scared of every bird, bug or frog that we saw but by the end I enjoyed their visits. I was particularly proud of how the sunflowers grew and my funniest moment was seeing the unusual shaped carrots. 

 

Kindest regards 

Ellie Rollings and my family 

Lots of sunflowers
Hedgehog
Two young women with dirty hands having been digging in an allotment
A small frog on a paving stone
Produce grown on an allotment
willow weaving a fence on an allotment
lots of small plants planted in an allotment

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