Summer Fiesta and Celebration

Dear friends and neighbours, warmest greetings,

A reminder that we have our Summer Fiesta and Celebration in the Community Garden this coming Sunday 23 August 2015 @ 11am – 4pm.

A reminder of what we have planned …

Community Picnic and Bar-b-q – we will provide sausages, rolls and juice, please bring other contributions for the table.

Pedal powered sound system and DJ – get your exercise for the day keeping those groovy tunes going.

Arts and Crafts Workshops and upcycling – continued communal work on the bottletop mosaic masterpiece and making and painting little wooden toadstools for the garden.

Early Harvest – take some produce home for yur tea.

Garden Tour – learn all about what is growing in the garden.

Dr Bike – got bike troubles ? Bring your wheels along as Dr Bike will be on hand to freely fix your woes and get you back on track and on the road !

Stalls – Finn’s Place will be there to tell us all about their well-being activities.

Face painting – beautiful facepainting by the very talented Leanne

Smoothie bike – pedal powered smoothies !

Apple press – making our own apple juice

Story telling

Nature quiz – Jim The Inquizitor will give us a great quiz

And more ! – fancy making some rhubarb jam ?!? – and maybe a few other wee surprises ie bring your talents and wares and anything you have to share !

We have a few great entries for the ‘Name The Garden’ competition, more entries will be accepted for the first hour of the event and then the voting will commence ! Don’t forget there will be a prize for the winning entry.

The weather is looking good so bring yourself, your family, your friends and your sunniest disposition !

See you in the garden 🙂

Mandy – for Stanmore Social.

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Spring Is Lurking Somewhere On The Horizon !

Dear Friends, Neighbours and Lovely People All,

So, despite the snowy blasts that keep on coming, spring is lurking somewhere on the horizon ! In the Community Garden there are signs of new life, from our planting of 20 fruit trees and 300 bulbs in November lots of the little snowdrops are now peeking their heads through, which is gratifying and lovely.

We have been awarded further funding from the Langside Area Committee and from a Co-op fund via CDHA (Cathcart and District Housing Association) heralding a bright 2015 for us. We are also very fortunate that through our partnership with Urban Roots we now have Katie and Craig, two sessional workers, on board to help us keep things moving. They have been out and about chatting to people and getting to know people so keep an eye out for them and say hello.

We are planning various sessions and events to get together to chat about the planning and development of the Garden and to get on with actual work in it. We are organising sessions on different days of the week and at different times to try and ensure that everyone can participate at some point, once the clocks change and the light gets longer we will add in some regular evening sessions.  We are also soon going to propose a date for the Lane Clean Up and Improvements so watch out for that !

So, here are some dates for your diary …..

Community Cuppa/Coffee Afternoon:

Monday 02/03/15  @ 1-3pm @ Church of The Pentecost, 1123 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida, G42 9BD: Katie and Craig from Urban Roots will be holding a Coffee Afternoon to meet local people and have a chat about the Community Garden and what you would like to see in it. Please join us ! 🙂

Work sessions:

Mondays from 09/03/15  @ 1-3pm: this will be a regular weekly work session in the Garden

Saturday 14/03/15 @ 10am – 1pm: building and planting raised beds

Sunday 22/03/15 @ 10am – 1pm: building and planting raised beds

Happy Monday all !

Mandy – for Stanmore Social.


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