Winter in the Kitchen Garden

The cooler weather has brought stunning seasonal changes to Riverdale’s Kitchen Garden. The garden and the grounds are swathed in the fiery hues of Autumn. The crisp mornings, warm days and intermittent light rains still encourage the last of the cherry tomatoes and an abundance of herbs – mint, lemon balm, fennel and rosemary to

Yoga Retreat Weekend

Some of the highlights included exploration of all aspects of Yoga; asana, meditation, philosophy and pranayama with Annie Belcher. Further creative play was had in Meagan Hunt’s workshop on the art of expression. All the delicious meals were be made by cook Emily Christina Bell using produce from the farm.

What plant is that?

Quiz time! Can you guess what vegetable plant the flowers belong to? Sometimes we forget that vegetable plants are like any other flowering plant – they too have a full life cycle with flowers! Often we do not witness the flowering stage, which is a stunning colourful addition to the garden. Have fun guessing the

Yoga Retreat Weekend

Over last weekend from the 11th to the 13th of November, sixteen people enjoyed a weekend Yoga Retreat run by Annie Belcher. It consisted of yoga classes in the mornings and evenings with delicious and healthy food prepared by chef Paolo Tancredi Arlotta, a former Vue de Monde chef! The Space provided the perfect place

Planting Time

As spring’s sun starts to set onto the land the plants are sparkling, bathing in delight. The colourful flowers are showing their heads; leaning into the sun, open wide for pollination. Our bees are buzzing about all excited, creating a soft hum in the gardens. The chickens are laying eggs regularly now and some are

How big can a zucchini get?

Have you ever noticed that all zucchini’s that you buy at the supermarket are always the same size? I began to think that zucchini’s naturally grow to this size and then stop! However, when you grow them yourself, it’s surprising how large they can get! They don’t stop growing! We have found some astonishingly large