Some years ago, Transition Cambridge teamed up with Daily Bread, a vegetarian wholefood cooperative in north Cambridge, to create some raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables outside the shop’s site in King’s Hedges. These were refurbished in autumn 2020 and now provide local customers with lots of tasty fresh fruit and veg.
The refurbished raised beds have been lovely this summer, providing passing customers with tasty broad beans, tomatoes, spinach, courgettes, herbs and strawberries and attracting lots of butterflies. Nadia from the Daily Bread Co-op helped with watering and care for the beds over the summer (and took this beautiful picture of a courgette flower) and Meg from TC planted, weeded and kept the grass short with shears. Now winter is nearly here, the beds have been replanted with a mix of broad beans, onion sets and some mustard to dig in as green manure. The strawberry plants and herb bed have been weeded and mulched and left to spring into life again next year. Go enjoy!
Despite lockdown, we have recently rebuilt the raised beds at Daily Bread, a cooperative in north Cambridge. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen, and to the staff at Daily Bread for enabling us to do this. If you'd like to help with the day-to-day upkeep of the beds, please get in touch with Meg.