It was so lovely to have some proper snow after the unusually warm start to the winter! The gardens looked glorious in the winter sunshine of last week… but change is afoot.

As part of continuing efforts to reduce our town’s Carbon Footprint Forward Coupar Angus are aiming to save 10,000 car miles in February.  Will you help?

All you need to do is record journeys you make on foot, by bike, by bus, by train or by lift-sharing with someone else. Journeys only count if you would normally make them in a car, so if you go for a leisure cycle or take the dog for a walk (although they are great things to do!) they shouldn’t be included. Pick up a form from the community shop to take part! Then just return your completed forms to the High Street Store in early March.

What’s on in February

Wednesday nights in the Y on Union Street 5.30 – 7pm “Go Grow” garden sessions with the community garden volunteers – come along and chat with other volunteers and growers learn about growing organic veg, good gardening practice and how to get better yields from your garden, without harming the environment.

Wednesday 8th February in the Y.  Tattie Talks. FREE EVENT with John Marshall – a slideshow and talk all about Tatties. John has a lifetime of experience in potatoes and will give an inspiring and information talk on this wonderful veg.

Saturday 25th February As part of the Snowdrop Festival, some Spring revitalizing and rejuvenating activities are being offered by the Community Gardens Group.

12 noon – 2pm – Stall outside the High Street Community Store offering revitalizing and rejuvenating healthy snacks, shakes and smoothies, to put some bounce back into your “Spring” – complimented by short, free massages and treatments.

2pm – 3pm we will be offering a gentle meditation walk – beginning at the shop, we will walk to the community garden where the short introduction to the meditation will be followed by this wonderful opportunity to take a moment, explore nature and yourself . Meditation by experienced practitioner Madelaine Thorley. All ages are welcomed! Bookings are required for the walk 07833938536