1/2 way through putting up the polytunnel!

A wondiferous day of building hoops and doors under a steady rain! Alice, Aedon, Julia, Matt, Bridget and Sam powered through till pub time, fuelled by the most delicious quiche!!!


Pre Polytunnel angst

The polytunnel has been due for delivery for 2 days and the waiting is near killing us! We are expecting a 12 by 25 foot beastie! Everytime a lorry comes near we have our faces pressed to the glass of the windows…is it now??? Sadly this delays our build until the weekend of the 5th May – so if you are around and fancy playing at putting up a polytunnel, let us know! If we are numerous enough, maybe we can share some yummy food too…

IBC fabulous!!!

We now have 2 fabulous IBC’s on site at the college waiting for some angle-grinder action next week! They are absolutely enormous and take 2 people to move them, even when they are empty. Many thanks go to Toucan Environmental for these!

The top of these tanks will form the media-based hydroponic setting for growing plants, and the bottom will provide a watery home for the Tilapia! You can find more info on the sort of set up we will buildĀ here, though our system is slightly different in that we have 1 fish tank coupled with 2 growing beds. We arn’t sure this is the best set up yet, but have to start somewhere and will be playing with more configurations throughout the year.