What’s On in February

PLANT Events February 2018Our Sunday afternoon sessions look pretty busy over the next month – we are covering everything from gardening skills and crafts, through citizen science to climate change issues. All of the events are outdoors and we will be keeping ourselves warm with hot drinks and yummy snacks (but make sure you also wrap up warm!). Bring along family and friends.

All of the events at the Tayport Community Garden will include making mosaic stepping stones for our living willow tunnel – so come with your creative hat on!

Tayport Community Garden sessions run 1 to 3 pm, and the Fruit Tree Walk session runs 4 to 5 pm.

28 January – RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

A group of people birdwatching

We had so much fun doing RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch at the Tayport Community Garden last year that we decided to do it again this January.

We will start our bird count hour at 1:30 pm with some expert help from the local RSPB volunteers, Elizabeth Downes and Richard Tough. We will discuss best ways to put up bird boxes and we will make some bird treats for your own gardens.

We have some adult and kids binoculars but it would help if you could bring your own. We will provide plenty of hot drinks to keep us warm.

In the meantime, here is the write up of our last session here.

If you can’t join us at the Garden on Sunday, why not do a count in your own – all the information you need is on RSPB website.

4 February – Shaping Living Willow Structures

One year old Living Willow Tunnel

We are taking our willow tunnel to the next level! Our ‘willow tunnel’ is one year old now and looking a bit wild and distinctly untunnely. Join us for a workshop with Diana Robertson who will show us how to start shaping it into a neat living willow structure.

Should you be inspired to create a willow structure in your own garden, we have some left over rooted willow cuttings you can pick up for a donation.

Peter vlogged last year describing how we planted our tunnel.

11 February – Show The Love for Valentine’s Day

#showthelove logo

Climate change is impacting on all the things we love – from our back gardens to the local woodland, from football pitches to beaches, from farms to fields…Even the seasons are getting a bit out of whack recently.

Join us at the Garden to show the love for things you cherish and don’t want to lose to climate change for the #ShowTheLove week.

Craft a green Valentine’s hearts from paper, cloth, crochet or mosaic to spread the message of climate hope.

We will also have a go at hunting for first signs of spring, sharing stories of the signs of climate change we’ve all noticed in the natural world and calculating our own carbon footprints.

Last year’s event write up on our blog:

Green hearts for things we love

For more on Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove week: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/

 

25 February – Fruit Tree Wassail

Toasting the fruit trees in 2017 wassail

Join us in serenading our community fruit trees in a traditional wassail celebration to make sure they produce lots of yummy fruit this year.

We will learn some wassail songs, share apple poetry, drink hot mulled apple juice, learn about our apple varieties. Great fun for the whole family.

Meet at the small playground at the top of Garvie Brae on Scotscraig Drive.

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