Growing Oyster Mushrooms

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The People & Gardens Team are very excited this season to be embarking on a new project. The words coffee and mushrooms are not normally seen in the same sentence but then here at Watering Lane we like to try and be a bit different! We are planning to grow gourmet oyster mushrooms using waste… Read more »


2013 Cricket Match against Eden

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One of our biggest events of the year is our annual cricket match against the Eden Project team. This year it will be held on the 1st September at St Austell Cricket Club. It will be our third competition against Eden and at the moment the score is a draw. As usual there will be… Read more »


Cornish Ketchup – Part I

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We’re thrilled to be growing tomatoes for the first ever batch of Cornish Ketchup, a new product due to be launched this summer. It’s really exciting to be part of this project. We have been asked to grow 500kg of tomatoes at the nursery to make 1,000 bottles.¬† As you can see from the photos… Read more »


New polytunnel

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Here is our new polytunnel unpacked and waiting to go up! It’s like a very large flat pack. We will keep you informed as to when the grand construction is due to begin, and if anybody would like to help that would be very helpful as well as great fun ūüôā


Scrap metal fundraising scheme

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On 23rd April we launched a fundraising scheme for a new packing shed with the help of Henry Orchard and Sons and Tesco’s St Austell. Henry Orchard and Sons, St Austell, the metal processing merchant, has got together with Tesco’s St Austell and have agreed to work together to raise some funds for a new… Read more »


How to donate

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We value each and every donation. Thank you so much. To donate to People and Gardens text SPUD16 £5.00 (or your amount) to 70070


Veg Bags

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Our¬†Veg Bag Scheme has been set up to provide opportunity through participation and employment for the disadvantaged. We provide a fortnightly delivery in the St Austell area. The large bag is ¬£13 and small ¬£10 each. Find out more about our veg bags here¬†and for more details contact the People and Gardens office on 01726… Read more »