The Wee Greenhoos

In the next fortnight you may spot a flurry of activity taking place up at the Bute Produce community garden. The youth of Rothesay are keen to get involved in the learning opportunities available, and plans are underway to teach them how to create their very own ‘wee greenhoos’. Achievement Bute will be working in partnership with Bute Produce during the February school break to deliver a three day activity which will be eco-friendly, community focused and packed full of fun! Anyone joining us for the three days (12th, 13th and 14th February) will learn how to build a greenhouse out of nothing more than canes, plastic bottles and plenty enthusiasm. The event helps children learn how to work together, helps them learn of their environment and teaches a skill which they may then be able to take to their own Achievement Bute garden to replicate. It is hoped that those taking part might also continue using the greenhouse to seed, grow and cultivate plants which they can then use in their own garden or in public spaces.

The activity continues in the theme of the Future Growth project, something that has been successfully introduced despite sleet, snow and driving rain. Volunteers turned out on Sunday 21st January at the Battery Place beds to plant our hazel, gooseberry and raspberry. Soup and bread were provided by some of the volunteers and a great time was had by all.

There is still time to take part in the third and final round of Future Growth training if you are keen to join in with community planting activities and learn about ground preparation, soil structure, plant life cycle and harvesting. Feel free to contact Fyne Futures on 01700 503181 to book a spot on the following course:

  • Thursday 8th February
  • Thursday 15th February
  • Thursday 22nd February
  • Thursday 1st March

All dates take place 10am-12pm at Bute Produce garden.

We all look forward to greeting anyone attending this course, and cant wait to see everyone on 12th February to build a ‘wee greenhoos’ from recycled bottles.

Author: Sandy

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