We puzzled ourselves for a while trying to think of an environmentally sound way of setting up raised beds in our kitchen garden. We didn’t want to use timber because it’s got a lot of delivery miles on it and it rots quickly these days. We also looked at sleepers made of recycled plastic but they are super expensive at the moment. But old tractor tyres are free, would probably get burned or put into landfill, so why not? Anyway, that’s what we have done. We had a few laying around, and we sourced a dozen more from a local farm, and now we have plenty of raised beds, good access around the planting, and we have done a little bit for the environment at the same time. In the background you can see some of our recent hedge laying at the top of The Park. In one of the pictures you can see a couple of our team, Adam Burnett on the wheelbarrow, and Ben Scully in the foreground. And also, thanks to the Gator having a new set of tyres after Christmas, Wayne decided to make a Strawberry tower out of the old ones, which promises maximum yield for small ground area.