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

Update from ‘The Field’ Dunkeld

Despite extremes of weather from cold and windy to wonderfully warm and sunny within a week, we have made good progress on planting our summer and autumn crops. The tatties went in a few weeks ago but no sign yet of any growth. Thousands of onions have been planted and are growing well, but need a little love and attention to keep them growing through the fabric which is covering them to prevent weeds from spreading. Leeks are doing well in the polytunnel and will be planted out soon. Spinach, beans, peas are all being planted out and the Kitchen Garden is looking good with garlic coming on strongly.

DunkeldShedThe asparagus plot we planted last year for cultivation from 2017/2018 does not seem to be doing very well but we will keep an eye on it.

All this would not have been achieved without the sterling work carried out by all our volunteers and if you are interested come along to the field any Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning from 10am and join in.

In addition we intend to start selling again in mid July so will have teams of people harvesting, preparing crops for selling, taking down to the stalls on a Tuesday at Birnam Arts and on a Saturday at the Duchess Anne in Dunkeld. We will start organising this during June so if you are interested see contact information below.

Finally a date for your diary is our Annual Summerfest on Sunday 4th September at the field.

E-mail: dblandtrust@btinternet.com

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