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Friday 24th June

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, though I’m sure it won’t take as long to go through as reading would. Here are some splendid shots of last week’s Heart Garden, activities that day included harvesting, a healthy lunch with fruits and vegetables from the garden and an art session on ceramic tiles.

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This year’s Burgess Park May Fair was a huge success with lots of activities and a great turnout. There were animals from Surrey Docks Farm, face painting, a mega sports challenge, BBQ, raffle, cake stalls and an outdoor screening of Slumdog Millionaire.

Art in the Park was also involved, providing creative, artistic activities for children. Leyla Folwell‘s portable pottery wheel gathered queues of kids wanting to get stuck in and dirty!  A marquee was also set up for bunting, where children used pre-made printing blocks to put designs on fabric triangles before it was hoisted up with ribbons woven using plastic strips from shopping bags. Other artists who helped  make the day such fun were Bill Hudson, Jacob Bunton, Annie Newman, Matilda Jefferis and Jane Higginbottom.

The Heart Gardeners also chipped in with their plant stall selling variety of garden must-haves such as worm juice, taken from our very own worms.

For more pictures of the day, see Friends of Burgess Park’s links below:

May Fair: Fair-y Cakes!

May Fair: Fayre

May Fair: Making & Creating

May Fair: Books, Animals and More Cakes!

Image by lynn.gardner via Flickr

Strawberries for Eton Mess

The garden is in its glory and full of fresh produce. This year we have a really early crop of strawberries and raspberries and had a fantastic Eton Mess at our last Heart Garden lunch.

Some of the Heart Gardeners want to know how make the meringue so we will be running a demo in the near future.

We put up loads of netting to protect all the soft fruit from the birds. The weeds are growing fast too so we have been doing loads of weeding and loads of watering in the morning and early evening.

The foxes continue to cause havoc in the vegetable beds just outside the studio and we find the most wierd selection of large bones in the yard? Where do they find them?

We are hoping that the foxes will move on soon, perhaps they can find a new home one of the soon to be closed parts of Burgess Park…

More info of the Burgess Park closures on www.friendsofburgesspark.org.uk