The Job Centre in West Street, Bedminster, got the community teamwork treatment on Sunday 4th May when Way Out West, Bemmie Patchwork and Incredible Edible BS3 got stuck in together to create a bed and plant it up. The turn out was fantastic. Three wonderful women even stopped in on their way to Dundry Hill, kitted out with backpacks and fabulous good cheer, digging and then marching onwards!
Lots of fork work, weeding and worm care—interspersed with laughter and sips of water—and a new bed appeared, to be filled with shrubs and herbs, with plenty of space left for fruit bushes and even—the crew hope—some cherry trees.
The wonderful Stef Brammer led the charge, ably assisted by everyone else there. There was plenty of discussion about the balance of the bed, how it will look from the road, and the extra space for plenty of gorgeous edibles to come—including sunflowers rich in all those fabulous essential fatty acids!
The locals seemed to approve too. A young couple sitting at the bus stop soaking up the sun while they waited loved the idea of edibles by the bus stop!
Watch this space for more great teaming up and partnership in BS3. Great people. Great fun. Gorgeous results. What’s not to like? Plenty more plans in the offing too. It’s looking lively way out west in Bedminster!