Friday, 20 May 2016

Coffee morning & AGM

The Friends of Cuthill Park are holding a coffee morning at Prestonpans Town Hall on Saturday 21st May from 10am until noon. 
There will be opportunities for children & adults to make their own fairy/hobbit/mouse door, and to learn how to draw labyrinths, plus other activities such as face painting.
We will be displaying photos of the park & community garden, discussing our future plans and asking for feedback & ideas. Please come and join us! 
Our AGM will also take place briefly around 10am.

Some sample fairy doors: 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Raised beds - all systems go!

In the community garden the raised beds are almost all freshly dug & ready for planting.
We spent an hour there this afternoon, being productive & then relaxing in the sunshine. Cuthill Park is beautiful & full of birdsong at this time of year - a great place to leave the cares of the world behind and de-stress. 

8 month old sleeping, 4 year old making a muddy mess, 7 year old learning to plant leeks & 11 year old managing to take a non-blurry photo! 

Look at all that freshly dug soil! 
There's more top soil in the pile up the hill from the container if any raised bed holders need more (might need sieving though). 

Collapsing in an exhausted heap at the top of the hill to sun bathe.

The obligatory roll down the hill. 8 month old not quite sure how to join in with that just yet.

So, now things are being planted in the beds please, if you walk your dog in Cuthill Park, keep them out of the community garden. Several hours of work (not to mention the money invested in seeds & seedlings) can be destroyed by an excited/out of control dog in a few seconds.