Notes from the Community Garden – Growing Coordinator weekly update

Monday 29th February

Poster for the fruiting hedge planting dayEight volunteers gathered today to continue working in the Tayport Community Garden.

We managed to remove the rest of the turf that was cut last week, and started digging over the plots ready for planting once the soil warms up.

The fruiting hedge planting is due to take place this Sunday, 6th March, Mothering Sunday. This would make a very unique Mothers Day present – planting a tree or fruit bush in her honour.

Three volunteers who are unable to come along on Sunday had expert tuition from the Growing Coordinators and planted their trees today, two apples and one plum kindly donated by a local resident.

We have also received another donation – chairs from Cupar Art Club, a very welcome donation especially after all the hard work today.

We had a few visitors to the garden today despite the cold weather and are grateful for their offers of help in the coming weeks.

We are particularly looking for people to water plants in the polytunnel. If we have a group of 14 people who can offer to water one session a week then that means the plants can be watered daily and we can grow tomatoes and other indoor crops. Please get in touch if you can help – plant@tayportct.org.uk.

We look forward to meeting new and regular volunteers on Sunday, anytime after 10.30am to help with planting fruit bushes and trees. No experience necessary. Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable footwear and clothing. The ground could be a little muddy if we have rain. Accompanied children welcome.

Teresa Widd, Growing Coordinator

PLANT note, 2 March 2016: Not sure how to find the garden? We have put together a map showing the location and access routes, including the nearest car park and bus stops (see below). If you chose to drive to the garden please note that there is no car access to the garden via Pond Lane (people with disability and prearranged deliveries excepted). Nearest car park and bus stop are near the recycling centre on Queen St.

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