Christmas trees local and sustainable.
Dec29

Christmas trees local and sustainable.

This year’s delivery of Christmas trees was received with welcome from all those taking part. Deliveries of our trees were taken in the fortnight prior to Christmas and our customers really appreciated the local aspect of the scheme. They were also pleased with the quality standard of our trees with customers telling us “The tree has been great thanks….. many people who visited loved the tree” -Garry Charnock...

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Winter at Bute Produce
Dec21

Winter at Bute Produce

The past few weeks have seen some visual changes at Bute Produce. The coming of the snow was very picturesque on the garden and our living Christmas Trees have proven a success amongst the community. We have been able to supply our home-grown, potted trees to local residents who are keen to look after and then replant after the festive period. Our customers have been very pleased with them too: What a “Bute-iful” tree!!...

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Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?
Jul17

Isle of Bute Sustainable Food Island?

Sustainability is one of the buzz words that everyone is using, but what does it really mean?  When it comes to food there are a particular set of topics which have been developed by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to help bring focus.  These six ‘key issues’ are used to structure an approach to create Sustainable Food Cities, and right across the UK there are many towns and cities which have taken up the challenge. Promoting...

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Call for volunteers
May04

Call for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to support Bute Produce community garden.  The new season is well underway, and there are lots of activities to get involved with.  Volunteering with our Bute Produce team is a wonderful way to support goal of increasing locally grown produce.  You may have a wealth of knowledge and skills you can bring to the garden – here is an example of the type of horticultural activities that take place. The...

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Community Trees
May04

Community Trees

Last year as part of our Bute Produce Genesis project, we were delighted to create a new woodland environment within the garden.  The ‘working wood’ has a range of five trees that can be used for a variety of crafts and heritage horticultural practices.  Jessica Herriot of Woodwatch Bute helped with the circular design that in years to come will create five unique spaces – small glades within a circle of each of...

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You Can Help
May01

You Can Help

We are expecting some new arrivals at Bute Produce this year.  New skills, new knowledge and new environment are all needed to make our guests feel welcome. One member of the team is going through a training programme, and will share the learning with everyone at the garden.  A special space has been selected and is BEEing prepared.  With wild flowers to the left and young wild cherry saplings to the right, we hope to build a buffet...

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