December was significant in that we appointed our first two staff. Ruth Durham will be our Admin/Finance worker and Jimmy Anderson will be our site supervisor for an interim period until our horticulturist can start. But the deep snow from 30th November delayed the work on site to lay our car park and get the base for the containers (office and storage) laid. This will have to be done in January now and puts back accepting volunteers, as we don’t have any other facilities on site in case of bad weather.
We are holding our breath that an application for funding for our fencing and polytunnels will be successful – we hear on 10th January.
The coming months will see volunteers on site preparing the ground for sowing and planting in the Spring – we are beginning to see our plans become reality now, slowly but surely.