Community Roots, Poly Tunnel and Harvesting

26 Jul

We visited Community Roots today, described as  “Community Supported Agriculture 🌱 Nature Friendly market garden. Food and friendships within our community” and it was all those things and more.

We expected just to be shown around to to see what was going on but it turned out to be the day for putting up a new poly tunnel and it seemed that extra hands would be useful so we stayed and helped. What a wonderful sense of satisfaction and camaraderie.

Plastic covering ready to roll

Pulling it over and holding tight against the breeze

Tucking in the sides


It was the day for harvesting the onions and some volunteers, aged  from 3 to 75,  were laying them all out to dry off in the sun.




10 responses to “Community Roots, Poly Tunnel and Harvesting

  1. nrhatch

    July 27, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    We joined a CSA in Maryland before moving to Florida. Then we joined one here (just a short bike ride away) that we loved . . . until the lead farmer headed to law school. The CSA began to flounder after his departure and it has since folded. Your post reminds me that I should look for another.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2022 at 7:53 pm

      I’m not sure what CSA stands for but it sounds much like our community garden. I’m sorry it folded and hope you can find another. Ours is inspirational. 🙂

  2. john zande

    July 26, 2022 at 9:57 pm


    • mybeautfulthings

      July 27, 2022 at 7:04 am

      It’s a wonderful project. So much food being grown where there were just rough fields only 18 months ago, all organic and feeding so many people. 🙂

      • john zande

        July 27, 2022 at 9:46 am

        Is anyone documenting it? (like for a tv story?)

        • mybeautfulthings

          July 27, 2022 at 1:28 pm

          Interesting idea. I don’t know and will find out. I do know a time lapse video was made of the poly tunnel going up. 😊

          • john zande

            July 27, 2022 at 1:46 pm

            Make for a marvellous TV special. Inspire others, and remind them what is actually important in life.

          • mybeautfulthings

            July 29, 2022 at 7:54 pm

            I shall tell the gang what you say. Thank you. 🙂

  3. utesmile

    July 26, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    This sounds great, what a lot of onions.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 26, 2022 at 9:50 pm

      They’ll be going in the veg boxes each week for some time. All grown from seed too! 🙂


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