Hi everyone, we have been fortunate enough to get a grant from Groundwork to pay for timber, seeds, some topsoil and bits and pieces. So we can look forward to taking our next step, which will be digging extra lengths onto the existing beds and constructing the timber frames for the beds. The beds can be made 3 ft longer on each side, so the turf needs to be cut and turned first, followed by the folk who are staking and screwing the timber together. Following them, come the people who are filling the beds with topsoil (already on the site). If you are able and willing to dig the turf or shovel the soil, please would you bring a spade. We have not had a grant yet for tools. Trevor will supply the woodworking tools required. As ever Health and Safety need to be borne in mind, so don't take on too much. Anyone out there who is experienced in constructinging with timber - we could use your help. As before, with a bit of advance preparation by Trevor (many thanks), we should not need to take too long to complete the task. Hopefully, the morning should be sufficient.
Of course, this will all be weather permitting. After that, we may need to acquire more decent topsoil and/or compost to fill up the beds. I look forward to seeing you there.
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