Today we ran our first Taster Day. Everyone enjoyed the day and it was a great opportunity to meet potential service users and showcase what we offer. We all mucked in together as we embarked on a farm tour, stopping to pick blackcurrants, harvest onions and make flower bouquets from the new beds. After lunch (and copious tea and biscuits) we worked on the Willows’ project base. We created our first growing bed and learning about the no-dig system, painted some of the cabin and created a fire circle/outside seating area. It was wonderful for everyone involved to have their own imprint on the project site, knowing it will be used by lots of people in years to come.
We are planning to run similar days every quarter in order to give people the opportunity to come and experience whether the project would be suitable for them, build our reputation and client base and develop a sustainable project.