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Gardening for wildlife – workshop video

By 27th July 20202 Comments

The 23 participants in this week’s workshop heard all about making your garden more wildlife friendly. Helena Simmons from Ninewells Community Garden talked about habitat, food and water, thinking about providing what wildlife needs for its full lifecycle and the importance of avoiding herbicide and pesticide use. There is even a demo on how to make a bee bowl – a safe water source for bees to drink from, from broken crockery and stones.

Bob Bilson from Strathkinnes Community Garden showcased some of the the meadow flowers growing in Strathkinness, and will be giving more information in a Meadow Making workshop later in the year.

For more information and links to resources on supporting bees and butterflies in you garden go to the Ninewells Gardening for Wildlife Blog.

Additional resources:

Our next workshop is on tackling fruit and veg pests and diseases the natural way and will be presented by Peter Christopher directly from Tayport Community Garden. You may also be interested in an online movie screening and discussion of Inhabit: The Permaculture Perspective. Both 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 Garden, 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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