Last week we had our first workshop for semester 2. Lucky for us the rain held up just in time for us to rerun our popular herbal tea workshop, fitting for the weather. We propagated some tea-turnable herbs (including lemon balm, mint and sage), learnt how simple ginger is to grow, how finicky chamomile can be and brewed some soul warming tea.
This was our first workshop with our newly inaugurated Garden Co-Ordinators who officially started this semester. The co-ordinators have been taken on board to help us with workshop planning, running and other admin and support kind of things because of the growing interest we're receiving from the uni and wider community (aw shucks, thanks you guys!). We hope to keep meeting your new faces, for you to meet our new faces and are looking forward to an exciting semester!
We also harvested quite a bit for the winter period including Tatsoi, celery, chillies and oh so much parsley. We also became the proud parents of a batch of asparagus after a few months of anticipation and waiting! On top of that, our greenhouse has now been repaired after mysteriously losing its back walls during the winter break, just in time to keep our greenery cosy. Our walkway and highly anticipated archway is still under construction, though. Whilst digging we struck metal reinforcements on top of the pipe we found last time. Hopefully we'll be able to work a way around (or over?) these unexpected developments and before long have some signage for the garden as well as more capacity for climbers.
Read all about it: MUC Garden and Burnley Student Association share updates on their activities.