Events

 
The site prides itself on its communal and social values. Communal and social events are added to this page as they come up.

If you have any ideas for group/social events that you could help to organise please contact secretary@summerstreet.org.uk

Bring-and Share Community EveningĀ 

Saturday 13th June 2015 – from 6.00pm at the Communal Shed.

For allotment members and friends. Bring a dish or drink to share.

 

Summer Street Allotment Open Afternoon 2014

Summer street open afternoons

 

We will be opening our gates to the public again on Sunday 13th July 2pm-5pm. Come along and chat with allotmenteers and enjoy a tour of our beautiful site. There will be a sumptuous array of home-made cakes and refreshments. Helen Pitel – local organic gardening expert will be giving a talk on ‘Caring for our living soil’ at 3pm.

 

Slow Worm Survey
Ellen Winter from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust talking to Allotmenteers about slowworms.

Ellen Winter from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust talking to Allotmenteers about slowworms.

On Friday 19th July, Summer Street Allotments undertook a Slow Worm Survey in collaboration with Stroud Community Wildlife Advisor for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust – Ellen Winter. Ellen gave an informative talk on slow-worms, and we toured the allotment, checking under the mats we have provided on site for basking slow-worms. We found quite a few slow-worms. Summer street allotments is a slow-worm hot spot, which is very beneficial to us as gardeners, as they eat slugs, and their eggs.

A slowworm found on our annual slowworm survey

A slowworm found on our annual slowworm survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Street Allotment Afternoon 2013
Our 2013 Open Afternoon poster

Our 2013 Open Afternoon poster

On the 14th July 2013, Summer Street Allotments hosted an open afternoon. We gave tours of the allotment site to the public, and allotmenteers were on hand to answer gardening questions.

It was a scorching hot summer afternoon and many visitors enjoyed the mini-cafe we set up near the communal shed, with a beautiful spread of home-made, and allotment-grown refreshments. Including allotment raspberry jam for scones, rhubarb cake and allotment elderflower cordial.

We had many people who wanted to visit the bee-hives on site, and learn more about allotment bee-keeping. Others who wanted to know more about organic gardening methods, or gardening for wildlife. Some people lived nearby but had never visited the site before so it was a great way for us to play more of a part in our local community.

Look out for our 2014 open afternoon, when we will again open our gates to the public.

An array of vegetables on display at our open afternoon.

An array of vegetables on display at our open afternoon.

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Information on gardening methods displayed on sheds during the open afternoon.

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Enjoying tea and cake at Summer Street Allotment open afternoon.

Enjoying tea and cake at Summer Street Allotment open afternoon.

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