Community Fund – Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens – June Update
While the new hospital buildings go up around us the ‘Growing Space’ is developing!
Fruit and veg are once again growing well and so are our plans. The mood board above was one of many produced at the conclusion of concept and design workshops facilitated by the hospital’s Public Social Partnership Team. Staff, patients, volunteers and representatives from many organisations contributed. Progress on the ground in the gardens has focussed on temporary and experimental features.
We had such fun working with the P6 classes from Oxgangs Primary throughout March. These hardworking and fun-loving young people and their teachers and family helps put in a power of effort in a variety of weather conditions to move leaf mould, sieve compost, sow seeds and plant a hedge. The gardens were alive to excited exclamations about the bugs and beasties and treasures encountered! Many thanks to Margon Van Tuyl for planning and leading this work, also to the Woodland Trust for their trees, mostly congratulations to the young people for completing their John Muir Award!
Here’s Toks who’s been volunteering with us since January. Toks is a busy young person who attends college, works, volunteers and is taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Toks has been helping out with admin, sowing seeds, preparing crops for market: well so many things! It’s great to have you in the team Toks!