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Soil testing and improvement – Workshop video

By 24th June 20202 Comments

Our gardening guru for the 9th session of lockdown gardening this week was Bob Bilson from Strathkinness Community Garden, with help from Helena Simmons, Ninewells Community Garden and Andrea Roach, Yellow Wellies Garden. Bob talked about soil types and simple tests on how to find out your own, using weeds to ‘test’ your soils and how different forms of mulching can keep your soil healthy and productive.


Our next two workshops on Food Forest in Your Backyard and Gardening for Wildlife are ready for booking on Eventbrite here. Recordings and notes from previous workshops can be found on PLANT website.

This workshop series is an informal collaboration between a number of local community food growers in response to increased demand for growing advice under covid-15 lockdown, including Edible Campus (Transition University St Andrews), Yellow Wellies Gardening, Strathkinness Community Garden, Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT’s Tayport Community Garden. We would welcome any other contributors, please get in touch with Kaska on



People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ


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