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Gorilla action for volunteers at Seven Hills

posted 11 Jun 2011, 05:12 by Tony Carroll   [ updated 12 Jun 2011, 23:53 ]



The latest community plot to get the Garden Gorilla treatment was a huge former garden area tucked away in a corner at the new Seven Hills and All Saints schools in Sheffield.

Our group of volunteers from the Sheffield office of the Department for Education turned out early in the morning equipped with tools and a sense of trepidation at the task ahead. 

Over the day we removed the nettle overgrowth that towered over the old planters and saplings that grew through the paving. A planter was stripped down and we created the first new composting area into which went most of the huge quantity of green waste that was piled high on site.

They say that every army marches on it's stomach and that was certainly true on Friday. 

The school and Dr Rav provided an endless supply of tea, coffee and sandwiches for the working party which made sure that everyone left with smiles and a full belly!

Friday was the project's first Garden Gorilla Party and two more will be coming very soon. Eventually the plot will have a mix of easy to access tall planters, sleeper beds and traditional dug allotment beds that will be next to the planned fruit orchard. 

So we're now on the lookout for Gorilla Growers to get involved to take on the allotment with the schools when it's ready for growing.

Well done everyone. We hope that you'll be back for more very soon!