Wild Nettle Garden’s News March 2020
It may seem as if very little is happening with Wild Nettle Gardens, but as with all gardens at this time of year, much is stirring beneath the surface.
So far this year, we have had a newspaper article written about us still looking for the land- you can read that here – https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18220259.wanted-new-gardening-project-seeks-acre-land-trauma-care-farm/
We have also won a grant from Unltd which we are delighted about and will be put towards the starting up costs of the project.
We are also half way through the year with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and I am so thrilled to be taking part in the program. If you are interested in finding out what they do, here is a short video about how they help people like myself to flourish – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU053QOJfCU&feature=youtu.be.
Also our Youtube channel is a year old this month. We got the stats from this month and we are thrilled. It is always so challenging when you are starting out because it is so hard to not compare your self to the giants in the industry – point in case, Charles Dowding uploaded a video yesterday and his figures are already over 30,000 views. I need to keep reminding myself that he has had years of experience and has been teaching for the longest time, and I am beginning. Where I am super pleased is that I am at the beginning and have no guarantees that I am going to succeed, except a whole lot of determination and passion, and still my videos have been viewed over 1,000 times in the year. Imagine that many people in a room? That is a healthy sized audience. We all have to start somewhere and I am thrilled that so many people are interested in what we are trying to achieve. Thank you so much for your support! It means the world. Evidently, there will be much more to talk about when the land arrives! Not fantastic numbers, but a good start.
And an incredible 96 shares on Facebook for the last post I wrote on the Wild Nettle Gardens blog. That was really great to see as I definitely want this project to positively impact as many people as possible. Thank you for sharing!
The plants themselves are thriving – the heart of the project really! – and I have many seeds planted at home in readiness for the land…. the perennial sweet peas came up with gusto, and the others that are saying hello are crab apple, mulberry, agapanthus, walking tree collards (desperately need some light), echinacea, alstroemeria – which I thought would come up next year…and yet to make an appearance are rudbeckia, chives, garlic chives, alliums, and purple lilac.
So as I said, lots going on and still networking and looking for land – it feels close so I will let you know as soon as I do. Looking forward to getting going and getting the plants into the ground.
Please do get in touch if you can think of different avenues to explore for the land, and ways of finding people to get involved in the project. Best way to get in touch is through Facebook or the website.
Thank you for reading this and I hope where ever you are, that your garden is flourishing!
Wild Nettle Gardens