Rectory Farm community food initiative gets under way

A Kings Langley landowner has generously allowed Transition in Kings (TiK) to use fallow land at Rectory Farm as a site for planting crops. The site has some business tenants, some of whom have already shown some interest in our crop planting.

John Morrish at Rectory Farm

John Morrish mows the area around the vegetable beds.

In April, the land was mown and twelve strips rotovated, with the help of a local farmer. A group of TiK volunteers has planted 700 leeks, 500 potatoes, some beetroot, chard, spinach, runner beans, strawberries, foxgloves and herbs. Compost piles have been established, endless watering, hoeing and weeding. Volunteer John Morrish heroically spent four hours mowing, with the help of a sit-on mower kindly lent by Taylor’s Tools. Seedlings are being raised at various private dwellings, to be planted soon.

Anyone can get involved and come along at the following times:

Thursday 10:00-12:00

Saturday 14:00-16:00

Sunday 10:00-12:00

Rectory Farm’s gate is locked outside the working day. It is on Gade Valley Close, off Rectory Lane. Volunteers’ time will be logged and we hope to launch our own timebank currency, TiKs, which could be exchanged for products from the harvest later in the summer.