Companion Planting – The Three Sisters guild

Companion Planting – The Three Sisters guild

The three sisters guild, consisting of corn, beans and squash, is one of the oldest known methods of companion planting, utilised by the Native Americans over 3000 years ago. It is called this because the plants support each other and thrive together, much like three...
Permaculture in The Bay Trust

Permaculture in The Bay Trust

As the new CEO of The Bay Trust I have spoken with many members of the public since joining three weeks ago and regularly hear people ask questions about why we use permaculture design principles in our gardens and what it means. So I have written this brief blog to...
An organic garden in winter

An organic garden in winter

  Winter Maintenance The gardeners and volunteers have got stuck into winter maintenance – clearing and pruning, path and border edging, deadheading, mulching, weeding, leaf collecting and composting. The last of the leaves on the trees have nearly all...
Garen to Plate

Garen to Plate

The Garden and Tea Room are at the heart of our ‘garden-to-plate’ food project. Making use of the fruit, vegetables and salads grown by our gardeners and volunteers, the menu changes daily depending on what’s fresh from the garden. We compost all organic vegetable...