CSA workdays & Plotgate work weekends

Great news! Amy & Dan are now running work days every Wednesday & Saturday for the CSA & if people are interested in self sufficient camping they are welcome to go to the CSA work day on the last Saturday of the month & camp overnight too!

Plotgate CSA Share Offer

The Plotgate CSA share offer is now live! Amy & Dan's digging, plotting & polytunnel erecting has led them to the very exciting share offer they have now opened to the public. Go to http://plotgatecsa.wordpress.com/ to find out more.

November Work Weekend 21st & 22nd

After the epic cider & chutney spiced Ocober work weekend we're excited to see what November's work weekend holds for us! There will be the usual fabulous food & merriment to accompany barn cladding, glasshouse scrubbing, chicken house door mending & with Dan around there is the ever present possiblitiy of some serious digging - so do come & share it with us!

Upcoming Work Weekend September 12th & 13th

We at Plotgate would like to invite you to our next work weekend on the 12th & 13th of September. There will be work, food & lots of good company so do come down & join us - you're welcome to camp for the weekend too if you fancy!

Summer News & Upcoming Work Weekend

The most exciting news of the summer for us at Plotgate is that Amy & Dan have started selling veg boxes from the gorgeous Commonlands Veg garden in the last few weeks. Beautiful beetroot, bountiful broadbeans, succulent salads & so much more! They are starting small with their customer base & will build it up over time (total vegetable domination takes time...) so watch this space!

A Plotgate Pegloom Workshop
Spring has sprung (& don't we love it!)

Things have been pretty busy at Plotgate of late with lots of new lambs, Penny's piglets arriving in the world & new life being breathed into all our nooks & crannies!

We have also just waved goodbye to the intrepid folks on the Brake the Cycle End to End tour -

"The End to End is a 1,000 mile and 20 person cycle challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats. However, this is more than just a bike ride!

Garden Extravaganza

Hot on the heels of the willow day, we'd like to invite you to our next work day, where we will be beginning to regenerate the garden in the top field (opposite the barn).

 

Monday 9th March. 10am - 6pm (or whichever bit you can do). Apologies if a weekday is inconvenient, there will be other opportunities to work in the top garden as the summer rolls in.

 

Jobs will include: weeding, planting seedlings, shifting soil and processing long, thin bits of wood for a geodome. 

 

Put it in your diarys - Willow!!

Sunday 22nd Feb will be Willow day at PlotGate!

We will be creating a beautiful "fedge" (a living willow fence/hedge) as a circular structure, which we hope will one day grow and be shaped into a beautiful dome!  This is a job for many hands as it also involved preparing the ground to limit competition from weeds, with cardboard and compost mulch... that's a lot of wheelbarrowing! 

A Frosty Plotgate Montage, January 2015