We had a fruitful summer at the allotment. A bumper harvest meant that we were able to pick and donate over a ton of local, organic apples to Fareshare, who distribute food to vulnerable groups in Sussex. A vital organisation ideally suited to distributing gluts of produce.
Phoenix Community Centre, Thursday 16th November, 7pm-9pm
Scientists from the University of Sussex will be talking about how pollinating insects are vital to the production of many of the foods we grow in our gardens and allotments. Team Pollinate are looking for allotment growers in Brighton & Hove to volunteer to become ‘Citizen Scientists‘ and help us learn more about which insects are pollinating the food we grow. The data will help scientists understand more about pollinator behaviour and how best to protect these important insects.
Events are free to members, £3 donation to non-members
Meet at Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, Brighton, BN2 9ND.
Pumpkins are so versatile – sweet or savory dishes aplenty. Here is a delicious biscuit recipe – perfect alternative to sweets for Halloween!
1 large egg
250ml pumpkin pulp (boil 1 inch cubes until tender and strain well)
1 tsp grated citrus peel
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8oz plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F/180C, oil or line a large baking sheet.
Beat butter, sugar & egg together then add pumpkin, peel & spices, and beat.
Add flour, salt & baking soda to the pumpkin mix and blend.
Drop tablespoon sized batter onto baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and firm to touch (around 20-25mins).