New ‘We are What We Eat’ Group

Clovenstone Growing Hub Edible Estates WHEE community garden

Wester Hailes Edible Estates have invited everyone to their new ‘We are What We Eat’ group, which will be held on Tuesday 16 December 2014, 5.15pm-6.45pm, at Clovenstone Community Centre.

This session will be a celebration of all we have achieved this year together, for folks to find out more about the community garden and to share some healthy food together as we look forward to 2015.

We will then have a festive break but will kick start fortnightly WAWWE sessions beginning January 13th.

From January the focus of the group will be to share recipe ideas for healthy, affordable food, getting to know one another and to set up the community gardening group to take control of the garden in the future. Everyone that takes a raised bed in the garden will form part of the growing group. Together, this group will make all the decisions within the garden from a ‘safer spaces’ agreement whereby folk must respect one another, to opening up a bank account to raise funds for the garden. It is a pretty simple process but it needs everyone to come along so that decisions can be made with everyone’s opinions in mind. It’s a very exciting time, and if we get this sorted over the winter there will be more time for growing in the spring!

If you cannot make this time please let me know. That way I can email you directly with the topics discussed at the sessions so that everyone can be included.

Garden Workshop Winter Programme:

Over the winter we will be running workshops on Thursdays 11-2pm and Saturdays 1-4pm where we will be doing a range of tasks in the garden. Pop by to say hello – we have tea in the shed! We will be having a winter break from 21st December – 14th January where there will be no workshops.

We have been busy over the last couple of weeks finishing planting all the fruit along the edge of the garden. We had a SCORE Scotland youth group come down and sow broad beans and field beans into one of the communal raised beds and some of us even went across town to ‘Lochend Secret Garden’ to see what Clovie could be in the future, listen to live music and make Christmas crafts. All in all it’s been pretty good and I hope to see some of you down in the Community Centre or in the garden soon.

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