Regular volunteer sessions with our Community Gardener

 

Great news – this weekend we are starting regular open sessions at the Tayport Community Garden. They will be supported by our new Community Gardener, Peter Christopher.

He will be available to advise and support volunteers and community groups using the Garden at the following times:

Sundays: 11 am – 5 pm
Mondays: 10 am – 4 pm
Wednesdays: 4 pm – 8 pm

Pop around if you would like to get involved – no previous gardening experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. For the map showing garden location and access restrictions click here.

Peter and Courtney in the garden
Our new Community Gardener, Peter Christopher, with soil scientist Dr Courtney Giles at our Soil phosphorus workshop last Sunday

The first session is this Sunday 22 May from 11 am-5 pm and we will focus on digging and ground preparation of the beds to get ready for planting. The seedlings in the polytunel can’t wait to get growing outside. Come and join in to get the garden off to a great start! All help is very welcome – even if you just have half an hour to spare. If you prefer a light job, there is plenty to do in the polytunnel too.

Peter will also be in charge of our Grow@Home programme aimed at helping Tayport residents grow more food in their own gardens. Please get in touch via PLANT email if you would like to take part in that – or swing by the garden for a chat with him.

We had asked Peter to tell us a little about himself – here is what he said:

I was Head Gardener for the National Trust for Scotland at Hill of Tarvit for 27 years , I have a B.Sc. in Botany and Biological Science and have been growing my own fruit and veg organically with my wife Kirsty for the last 30 years. I was part of the Fife Organic Gardeners for many years and I’m a member of the Professional Gardeners’ Guild and the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. I enjoy passing on my knowledge with people who have a good connection and interest with the well being of our fragile environment.

Welcome to the team PLANT, Peter!

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