Photo of tabbouleh meal prepared, with decorative leaves around it

Tabbouleh recipe by Stuart Bower (Volunteer)

Ingredients  For the tabbouleh  ½ cup spring onion tops, finely sliced ½ cup nasturtium leaves, chopped ½ cup climbing spinach, chopped ½ cup parsley, chopped ½ cup mint, chopped ½ cup coriander, chopped (optional) 200g tomatoes, finely chopped  200g sweet July-harvested gooseberries  100g cooked kasha (cracked buckwheat)  For the dressing   ¼ cup olive oil Juice and zest of 2 limes 1 tsp sugar Several fresh basil leaves 2…

Photo of volunteers in a wildflower garden learning about bees

National Volunteer Week 2021 by Lucy Kennedy

I’ve been involved with STAA on St Ann’s Allotments for over a decade starting here as a volunteer myself, and in that time I must’ve met hundreds of volunteers. What has been remarkable is how every single volunteer has brought unique skills and enthusiasm, yet there’s something that connects us all in our passion for green issues in…

Photo of our Urban Nature garden in the sunshine

Meet Meg Hale, a new trustee at STAA

We caught up with Meg Hale to find out what she’s excited about working on at STAA   Tell us a bit about yourself  I’m a tenacious self-starter with loads of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. I’ve run my own business, and have experience in the service sector, specifically in hospitality and education. I’ve recently embarked on an MBA and am keen to develop my management and leadership skills.  …

Decorative photo of yellow primroses

What makes a successful trustee? By Rob Wood (Trustee)

Perhaps you’d have thought that 12 months of being unable to physically meet together would’ve significantly disrupted the work of our trustees. Totally the opposite. In the Simpsons, Springfield’s Adult Education Centre promises to “teach old dogs new tricks”, and that’s really what’s happened here too, as some of us technophobes have been mentored and supported to use Zoom and…