A major step forward in March as the fencing was completed around the 2 acre part of our site – we can now grow far more within the security of this fence, and develop our wildlife area. Darren and Ashley, two ex-offenders, started work on 1st March on our Community Supported Agriculture scheme. As well as growing veg for our veg box scheme they will be supporting other ex-offenders to change their lives for the better. We also won a Healthy Places Award for Derbyshire which is recognition for our cookery courses and health promotion activities. Planting and ground preparation carried on apace for the Spring sowing season, although the weather was unseasonably dry and hot.