August in the Coupar Angus Community Gardens

Its been a spectacular summer here in Coupar Angus and as a community garden we have been super busy and super abundant!

And while we know how important the gardens are as a supply of food and local produce – we are also keenly aware of the people behind the project!

The gardens are here entirely due to the community efforts, enthusiasm and hard work of the many people who give their time and hard work to make them such a wonderful place! WELL DONE!

Below are some photos from this months fun – skillshares in dying wool with natural plants, pizzas in the cob oven and potato harvests to be proud of!

We are always looking for new faces to join us – please get in contact if you are interested in helping and learning down at the gardens – we hope to see you there! Call Sharon on 07833938536 if you are interested in joining us.

What’s on in September

9th September 3pm – 8pm  Community Action Picnic in the town hall – lots of community groups represented – find out whats happening in Coupar Angus!

16th September 3pm in the community gardens on Caddam Road Free Bread Baking Demonstration with expert bread baker Susan Stark

17th September Community Market in the town square with free tastings of local seasonal food

29th September 3pm – 5pm Free Seed Saving Workshop in the Community Gardens

July in the Coupar Angus Community Gardens

by Sharon

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What does summer mean to you?

As a gardener it can mean months of abundant harvest, fantastic food, vibrant wildlife and occasionally deep frustration…….. Why can I never grow a good aubergine!!!

As a community garden we are feeling especially blessed!  Have you paid us a visit recently?

Our poly-tunnel is spectacular, our veg delicious and our events always busy… we have lots going on!   Coming up in August we have several Skillshares, a ‘Gardeners and Growers’ coffee morning, a free kids art party and our fantastic Wednesday volunteer nights, come along, garden, get involved… all are invited!

Our community gardens have been partly funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and we at the gardens are committed to working with the people of Coupar Angus to understand what climate change is, how it is affecting us and how we can meet these changes together as a community.

Talk to us if you have ideas of how we can jointly achieve this, join us as we work towards this common goal.

August Skillshares:

Introduction to Permaculture Sat 13 August 10am – 1pm, Nether Larghan, Coupar Angus

Growers, Gardeners and Cooks Gathering!   A coffee morning to discuss developing a world gardening, growing and cooking group! Tues 16 Aug 10am – 12noon at the Y on Union St

Learning to Dye Wool with Plants   Fri 26 August 5pm – 7pm Caddam Rd Comm Garden

PLEASE text 07833938536 to book your space, stating your name and which workshop you wish to attend.July