SOL HAVEN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN WHERE PEOPLE GROW! Edition 4 | 2022

Welcome and thank you for joining us on our journey.
In this newsletter we bring you the latest news and updates on whats going on with The Loving Chef and Sol Haven, our base.

                          


What an electrifying & exhilarating month we’ve had.

Click on the below to find out why!

1; Northampton Chronicle & Echo
2: Charity Today
3:East Midland Business Group
4:The Business Desk.com

WELCOME TO OUR MONTHLY PERMACULTURE & SUSTAINABILTY GATHERING

 
 

JUST THE WAY NATURE INTENDED!

Our hotbed has produced its first harvest of
salad greens!

This has helped supplement lunchtime meals supplied to our fabulous Volunteers on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Currently maintaining a temperature of around 18ºC, we are looking forward to our next crop to graze on.

Hotbeds have been popular since Victorian times & provides bottom heat, using manure rather than electricity as the heat source speeding up plant growth of seedlings & tender plants.

The best organic matter for heating up a hotbed is said to be horse manure, however personally we have had more success using fresh cow manure.

 There’s just no comparison to home grown
 veg in our eyes.

 
 JEFFS GARDENING CORNER
April is a ‘let’s go for it!’ month but proceed with caution. Even if the days are warm, there is always a risk of frost at night:
  • Plant first early potatoes 
  • Sow under cover celeriac, courgettes, squashes, pumpkins & marrows, as well as leeks.
  • Beetroot & carrots can be sown directly outside
  • Prepare seed beds for outdoor sowing of main crop vegetables next month.
The Loving Chef Recipe Corner 
  • For a sharing of a vegan recipe easy to make, filled with love & healthy all at the same time.  
  • They are filled with so many tasty ingredients 
Happy Cooking Everyone 
Click the Chefs hat for this month’s recipe.  Cream Red Pepper Tomato Soup
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
“I am passionate about helping people to thrive, but I know life can be difficult, busy, stressful and demanding. I am here to help you shine in the world.” Laura is an experienced Healer; she works intuitively with the subtle body to provide deep healing. This is offered through 1-2-1 Chakra work, Shamanic Crystal Dreaming™, and Group Meditations. Based in Northampton, she see’s clients in person, or remotely (zoom). Her work is based on the premise that we are all energy, and with her deep devotion to the Divine Feminine, Laura is intuitively guided through deep healing, the effects of which are profound and powerful. hello@laurahamblyn.com +447876504613