Milngavie Early Years Centre

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Orchard Family Work Day on Sunday


On Sunday there is a family work day scheduled, between 1pm and 3pm.    We are planting up big banks of wild flowers and putting in plants, to encourage biodiversity in our amazing outdoor space.  Everyone is welcome to come along – there are jobs for all ages and abilities, and there is enough space for us all to socially distance.

Because of Covid, we are asking if you to bring your own tools – spades, trowels, gloves etc. to reduce any chance of transmission of germs.

We are also asking, very politely, if our lovely parents might donate some wild flower seeds for us to sow on Sunday.  We have no budget at all for gardening just now and are relying on the amazing generosity of our school community.  The orchard is looking beautiful – Anne, Eric and Sheena have been gardening over the holidays and new growing areas have been created out of the steep banks left by the pitch installation.  Anne is a Brown Owl and her Brownie pack planted lots of wild flowers and plants last night that Anne had seeded in her own garden for us.

We would also be grateful for any ground spreading plants and small bushes you might be able to bring us.

If you are new to nursery and have not had a chance to explore our orchard yet, you can check us out on our Milngavie Orchard Project Facebook page which gives the story of how we created it. Our orchard is a real asset to our school and nursery – a beautiful space which will soon be producing lots of different home grown organic fruits for our children to enjoy.

Garden days are traditionally good fun – we will need to socially distance from each other just now, but it is still a great way to feel involved in the school community and do our bit for the planet!  We’d love to see you there!

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