Gardening for wildlife – Workshop and Q&A

 
Helena Simmons from Ninewells Community Garden will share her tried and tested ideas on making space for wildlife within a productive vegetable garden at this on-line workshop tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd July) at 1pm. 
 
She will talk about benefits for crop protection, biodiversity and carbon storage.
 
The live online workshop is a great opportunity to share ideas and ask questions about your own gardens.
 
You can register for it here.

Gardening with young children

 
With thanks to Ninewells Community Garden, don’t forget to book your free place for the next online workshop – “Gardening with young children.”
 
It’s on tomorrow – Wednesday 20th May – at 1pm.
 
There will be a short presentation followed by a Q&A Session.    Top tips welcome!
 
Another team effort from Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT and Andrea from Green Wellies Gardening – all welcome!
 

Growing with what you’ve got : Live Workshop Q & A

 
A great live workshop Q&A from Dundee tomorrow!
 
This on-line workshop tomorrow has as the guest growing guru Kate Treharne who has been documenting ideas for lockdown gardening in her online channel, making do with things she’s got at hand. 
 
Stand by for lots of tips on what’s worked and what hasn’t for her so far, followed by the usual Q&A powered by several growing gurus.
 
Booking is required.   
 

Meet & Greet at Ninewells Hospital – volunteering opportunity

NHS Tayside is looking for volunteers :
 
“Based at the front door of Ninewells Hospital, you will be a point of contact welcoming people into the Hospital. 
 
You will provide clear directional information to help people get to their appointment, signposting, or escorting patients or visitors.
 
This role is suited for people with good listening and communication skills.    You will have a reasonable level of fitness, able to walk with visitors to their destination if required. 
 
You must be reliable, have a helpful, friendly and courteous attitude, and be caring, sympathetic and sensitive. You will have a genuine interest in helping people. You will be able to work without direct supervision.”
 
The time commitment is one shift per week – 9am – 12 noon or 1pm – 4pm.
 
For further information call 740136 or e-mail volunteeringservice.tayside@nhs.net

Ninewells Community Garden event next week #dundeewestend

Next Wednesday – 30th October – from 10am to 1pm, the community garden’s Mosaic Group is again meeting.
A monthly group learning about and making mosaics, it is making a mosaic trail for the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, and attendees also work on their own projects.
No experience necessary and all materials, tuition and refreshments provided, though donations are welcome.

Ninewells Community Garden event #dundeewestend

Let’s Eat: Pumpkin
Thursday 24th October – 12 noon-2pm
 
A community lunch for all.
  
The theme for this month is pumpkin. Volunteer Jolanta Witkowska will show us how to prepare one of her favourite pumpkin recipes – please do bring along a recipe, or some food to share – with our without pumpkin!  
 
A chance to learn some new ideas for the kitchen and catch up with garden friends old and new.
 
The sixth in a series of monthly healthy lunches and recipe swaps.    All welcome – come and join us for a tasty lunch!  
 
More details are available here.

Ninewells Community Garden – Ladybird Kids’ Club #dundeewestend

Ladybird Kids Club at Ninewells Community Garden takes place tomorrow – Thursday 10th October – and also next Thursday (17th October) from 10am until 11.30am.
 
ParkLives will start it off with some outdoor games, then it’s time for messy garden fun!
 
For children aged 3-8 with their parents or carers – parents can join in, or relax in the garden with a cuppa.   Come for one or both sessions. 
 
The kids club will mostly take place outdoors, so please make sure to dress appropriately – this includes wearing something you don’t mind getting dirty! 
 
Drinks and a small snack will be provided.   Suggested donation £3 but no booking required.

Ninewells Community Garden event next week #dundeewestend

Next Wednesday – 25th September – from 10am to 1pm, the community garden’s Mosaic Group is meeting.
 
It is a monthly group learning about and making mosaics.
 
It is making a mosaic trail for the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, and attendees also work on their own projects.
 
No experience necessary and all materials, tuition and refreshments provided, though donations are welcome.  
 
Booking is essential by emailing facilitator@ninewellsgarden.org.uk or call 0754 074 6075.

Ninewells Community Garden event #dundeewestend

This Thursday – 29th August – from 12 noon to 2pm at Ninewells Community Garden :
 
Let’s Eat: Beans! 
 
All welcome – come and join the team for some tasty bean burgers!  
 
The theme for this month is beans – broad, runner, french, fine, kidney, baked – green, purple or red!  
 
Volunteer Christina Howie will show how to prepare one of her favourite bean recipes – please do bring along a recipe, or some food to share – with our without beans! 
 
At 1pm there will be a visit from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to talk about how to stay safe while cooking outdoors.  
 
A chance to learn some new ideas for the kitchen and catch up with garden friends old and new.
 
The third in a series of monthly healthy lunches and recipe swaps.  
 
Many thanks to the Community Growing Fund for supporting this project.
 
All welcome, no booking required.

Sunday in the Garden #dundeewestend

From Ninewells Community Garden :
 
A week on Sunday – 20th January 2019 – from 10am to 12 noon.
 
Beat the January blues and pop down to the garden!  
 
Some seasonal gardening tasks will be on offer, or just sit back and watch the birds from the comfort of the Leaf Room.  
 
We welcome new volunteers and no experience is necessary.
 
More information about the garden is available here.

Ninewells Community Garden AGM #dundeewestend

From Ninewells Community Garden :

This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 20th September in the Leaf Room.

We will meet for a cup of tea  at 5pm and start the AGM at 5.30pm.

The formal business should not take any longer than 1 hour, after which there will be time to catch up with garden friends, have a look around the garden and perhaps pick up some fresh produce or flowers.

Please do attend if you can – we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  If you are able to bring some food to share, that would be lovely.

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST AGM
  3. CHAIR’S REPORT
  4. TREASURER’S REPORT
  5. TRUSTEES
  6. AOCB

Lighting problem resolved #dundeewestend

I am pleased to say, after considerable correspondence I have had with various parties, the lighting in the pathway from Simpson Avenue in the Ninewells Village hospital housing down to Clayhills Drive is now finally repaired and working again – see left :
 
The lighting had been out of action for some time and there was a question mark as to who had responsibility for this lighting which sits south of the Ninewells Hospital grounds and north of Clayhills Drive.
 
I am grateful to all parties I have contacted for moving this forward – NHS Tayside, Netlach (who manage the Ninewells housing site), the factors of the Clayhills Drive/Ninian’s View development and the council’s Street Lighting Partnership.
 
The path was previously extremely dark at this location at night and it is much safer now the lighting is back on.

Apple Pruning Session at Ninewells Community Garden #dundeewestend

There’s an apple pruning session at Ninewells Community Garden tomorrow – Thursday 25th January – from 1pm to 3pm.
It is a relaxed and informal pruning session at this lovely garden and no experience is necessary. 
 
Tools and training will be provided. 
 
Please wear suitable clothing and some sturdy footwear. 
 
Meet at Ninewells Community Garden, set in the Arboretum at Ninewells Hospital near Maggie’s Centre.
For more information please contact 0754 074 6075 or e-mail facilitator@ninewellsgarden.org.uk.