But the highlight of the day was learning how to transform these...
After a demonstration by Jez,
we set to work making our own ropes of onions, shallots, and garlic. I was so pleased with my handiwork:
Binding alliums has the restful repetitiveness of knitting, and it gave us a chance to chat with our classmates. One couple was trading their allotment produce for pints at their local pub! And another had just acquired a massive plot on a nearby farm through the Landshare scheme.
In addition to my allium rope, we took away loads of gorgeous seedlings...
as it was also Daylesford's Heritage Tomato Weekend. A super way to spend a (mostly!) sunny Sunday.