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It’s been a good couple of months since we last published an update for all our members – this one timed particularly to make sure you’re aware of the Graft and Grub shared supper this coming Wednesday (6 September), from 6 – 8 pm. Do join us! – our first 2 events in this series in late June / early July were great successes (though unfortunately the third had to be cancelled amidst the late July downpours).

Events and goings-on at Grove 1

Monday 4th September Garden Meeting, 6.30 pm at Grove 1 All welcome

Wednesday 6th September 6 – 8 pm at Grove 1 Graft and Grub

Bring and Share supper this time please! Our first 2

On Sunday October 8th we plan to have another Graft and Grub Session,  2 – 4. for an autumn tidy up and hopefully a harvest supper.

We’ll have communal gardening sessions, as long as there’s enough light, on Wednesday evenings 6 – 8 pm. Please come along, or sign up (in the cabin) to host a session.

There’s always gardening at Grove in the Park on Saturday mornings 10 – 12. All those planters are communal and the sessions are very sociable.

Someone is quite often at Grove 1 on Fridays to be with the volunteers (there’s usually a list of tasks in the cabin) so if you’d like to help out then, or on any Saturday let us know.

A planter at Grove in the Park is going to be used for medicinal herbs and one or two at Grove 1 for exotic/super foods. If you have ideas on what you’d like to grow in these then contact us on Facebook, leave a message in the cabin or email on grovefcg@gmail.com.

At the end of September, depending on the outcome of an upcoming meeting with Moda (the new land owners) we’ll start looking at the planters to see which could be tidied away for when we have to move (somewhere else on site hope) in the Spring.

Can you let us know if you don’t want to carry on gardening at the Grove?

And at Grove in the Park:

We are at Grove in the Park every Saturday between 10-12 am but members can and do garden at other times. Several more people have become members. The garden is frequently visited by local folk particularly young kids and their parents, and we leave out small tools for them to use.

Over the past few weeks we have:
·         harvested and shared lots of vegetables particularly potatoes (mainly dug up by younger members);
·         planted seeds and seedlings for autumn harvesting;
·         started to collect and plant medicinal and culinary herbs;
·         collected seeds from poppies, cornflowers etc. so we can make seed bombs;
·         weeded++ and watered.

We encourage everyone to let us know how they would like to see the garden develop – and what we should plant.

Lastly, we’ve now got an instagram feed Bean cropto give us an active photo gallery on our website and members can tag us in their instagram snaps – we are @grovecommunitygarden, and we’re using the following hashtags: #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh then either #harrisonpark or #fountainbridge

 

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