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Spring Party & other Grove news

It’s the Grove’s Spring Party this coming Sunday, 21 May, at Grove 1, and all Grove members & families & friends are warmly invited!

It’s part of National Vegetarian Week, and the main event will be a bring & share veggie lunch, from 11 – 2.  Progress on our new outdoor kitchen has been fantastic, so we’ll be able to commission the new bbq, with Jayne in charge of cooking facilities.

Activities will include:
– flatbread making, including foraging for herbs to add
– planting our bean den: seedlings are sprouting, and will be desperate to be planted out in the already constructed base & framework for the den
– potato printing
– bug hunt
– bring & share your veggie recipes
– introducing the Seed Lore Library

The scrapstore bus will be open too and the Junk Playground facilities in full use.

Please come along if you possibly can, especially if you haven’t been for a while, come and see everything that’s been happening – even if you just drop in for a short while.


Some other updates for you:

  • minutes of our most recent members’ meeting on 2 May are here
  • last Saturday’s session at Grove in the Park was filmed by STV, in preparation for the Power of Food festival coming up on 17 & 18 June
  • there is a public consultation exhibition on the proposed hotel / office development on the eastmost vacant canalside site this Thursday (tomorrow) & Friday, details here
  • we’re hoping to set up a meeting soon with the new owners of the Grove 1 site, Moda Living
  • Next month’s members’ meeting will be on Monday 5 June, 6.30 pm at Grove 1

1 Comment

  1. daveluk says:

    Mo asked that we explain a bit more about the Seedlore Library:
    The Seedlore Library
    Donate seeds to the Seedlore Library this weekend at Grove!
    The Library is beginning to collect seeds and stories, facts and fictions of growing lore to build up a store of knowledge and plants. Gathering local specific varieties and found seeds from wild and cultivated plants the library will be categorised in winter of this year, based on the findings in the donations.
    The process will involve a short 10 – 15 minute conversation for the handover of the seeds to the Library, you’ll be asked a range of questions and prompts to help gather a wide range of information. You’ll then receive a receipt and sign in the seeds becoming a part of the Seedlore Library!
    Bring your seeds in any receptacle you like – envelopes, film canisters, ziplock bags, paper twists, or loose and the Library will provide a vessel.
    The Library will also be providing free seed saving guides and booklets for learning and sharing and would love to meet as many of you as possible who would be interested in donating in the future. Help keep the legacy of the Grove’s varieties living on!
    On Sunday Mo will be there helping out with the Grove Spring Party – so any time during the day, come and say hello and we can arrange a time or send a message before-hand if that suits!
    This project is in its early stages, get in touch to learn more about it and be a part of shaping the future of this Edinburgh based seed library.
    Any questions please email the Grove and we’ll pass on to Mo.

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