On Tuesday was the long awaited visit from the BBC. It was very exciting! Two guys with one very large camera spent the day filming volunteers harvesting plants and then using them to make natural dye. I've never been on camera before or seen anything filmed so I didn't realize how much effort went into one shot! It was nice to see our volunteers get a chance to talk about the garden and what it means to them. Behla was very cool and calm when she was interviewed! I was very nervous when they came to talking to me, whilst I was planting. I'm normally okay at multitasking, but with the camera on me I struggled to dig a hole and talk, and not look at the camera!!
Another exciting event this week was almost finishing the compost toilet at the Killingbeck allotment! After a lot of digging, even getting the pick axe out, a trench was dug around the toilet. Once the trench was dug, the wire mesh could then be cut and placed around the bottom of the toilet. The wire is important in keeping out rats and anything else that might want to get to the Tiolets produce! We then filled the two layers of wire with bits of bracken to give the trench some privacy. We even found a great wooden toilet seat, abandoned in Woodhouse, now re-homed in the allotment! All that is left to do is place some plastic on the inside of the toilet and it will be ready for use!
Below are some pictures from this week. Including pics from Rangers this week, where we coloured in rocks and went on a scavenger hunt around the rosebank!