Saturday, 31 October 2015

Apple Print Bags at The Green Patch Open Day

One of the best parts of being part of a longer term project 
and being based in a particular area is that we feel part of 

both the local community and The Green Patch Community. 
It was lovely to be invited to be part of their Open Day,
we were based in poly tunnel 4 along with

Sean who was kept very busy carving pumpkin lanterns.

Carole was on hand to help visitors 

make printed bags 

with wind fall apples.

As you can see, 

there were some

 spooktacular results!

Friday, 30 October 2015

On The Tiles - Clay Update

The clay tile we made in the summer

have been fired

and glazed by artist Sonja Wilson.

Don't they look wonderful ...

shh, don't tell ...

we are going to give them out

in December, a lovely momento

of a year of growing - friendships, community,
creativity, laughter, skills, fruit, flowers.

So far, The View From Here has been just fine!

See how we made them 

Thursday, 29 October 2015


The Green Patch was a hive of activity 
getting ready for the Open Day

Sue experimented with toffee apples

Carole worked with the group to create 

a welcoming banner.

This Autumn there has been an abundance
of delicious apples, we have made crumbles, 
pies, cakes and chutneys.

The nasturtiums are still blooming and 
are a great addition to salads.

Our Grow Wild planters seem to have a curious
 mix of wild flowers.

Down at the end of the patch the boat carries a 
wonderful cargo of flowers.

The ornamental squash have been harvested and the pumpkins
are ready to become both soups and Halloween lanterns!

Bessie's brood are exploring

and free ranging, getting bigger every day

and the raised beds are being turned over, 
ready for the next growing season.

You can see more images here.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Heraldry and Leaf Prints

Inspired by the rich history of the county

and all the delightful autumn leaves

feathers, cutouts and found objects,

the group made a series of prints on

Carole's portable printing press.

They then designed their own heraldic shields

adding symbols for things that interested them.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Felt Landscapes

Inspired by the summer landscapes we can see from 
The Green Patch, we made some wet felted panels