Eco garden gets helping hands

Grove Academy boys
Grove Academy boys

The BroughtyFerry Grove Eco-School Queen St Gardeners have been busy laying paths, planting sunflower seeds and photographing emerging flowers for the ‘Talking Wildflowers’ project.

This aims to capture each flower month by month and to find out a bit more about what people are growing and the folklore and history of wildflowers.

The project will be displayed on site and on the Grove blog.

The aim is to better inform the local community about wildflowers and why they are so important in preserving our region’s biodiversity.

Gardening last week was part of National Gardening week and a campaign called CSV Action Earth organised by CSV (Community Service Volunteers).

As part of this year’s campaign, SNH (Scottish Natural Heritage) will be supporting around 160 projects in Scotland. Grove Academy has been awarded £250 to help them with the learning and teaching related to the site.

Ms Mary Holligan, who is co-ordinating the project, said: “Everybody can get involved in their local outdoor spaces. They are a shared resource and a shared responsibility.

“From the smallest individual action to a national campaign, every contribution helps.

“The CSV Action Earth Awards are designed to help groups of volunteers take practical action to improve and create places for wildlife.”

If you would like to register your own project or think you can come up with a good project idea then please take part in the campaign.

Register at or call CSV Action Earth on 0131 222 9083.