Paul Oliver’s Autumn Update

Autumn has arrived we have been doing lots of jobs here such as we have been making Halloween decorations.

We did a 5 mile sponsored walk for Earthworks on Sunday 20th September 2015 in which I took part. It was a nice sunny day we started at Nuffield Health Club and did a circular walk stopping at Earthworks I did the rest of the walk back to the Nuffield Health Club to complete the 5 miles.

We have had a good harvest this year of Spaghetti squash, runner beans, pumpkins, patty pan squash, crystal lemon cucumbers, stripy tomatoes, sweetcorn, beetroot, chard, chillies, kale and herbs. We had our stall on The Farmers Market last Sunday, and at the St. Albans Food and Drink Festival 2015 where we sold home made chutney and recently pressed apple juice at the beginning of October.

I have been writing letters to my friends as well to keep in touch with them to tell what I have been doing.

The flowers are still blooming notably the sunflowers they attract birds like goldfinches. We are saving some of the seeds to grow next year and leaving some for the birds.

By Paul Oliver, Earthworks Trainee