Generally a community garden needs a core group of 8-10 committed volunteers. The garden is open for at least 2 hours, 4 times a week. When the garden is open a Lead Gardener or Committee Member is always on duty.
It's a tranquil, very special area of the garden, tended by specialist tree pruners. We concentrate our planting on unusual varieties - mainly apple, pear and plum but we also have almond, cherry, gage and peaches.
Everyone asks how we divide up the harvest - and we can assure you its all very civilised. We pick what's in season and leave it on the table for anyone who is working that day to help themselves.
26 The Alders