Gardening gurus wanted

DO YOU have an interest in gardening and a few hours to spare the Healthy Happy Community allotment project in Arbroath?

Working in collaboration with members of the Arbroath community, the year-long health project focuses on encouraging local people to develop their knowledge of health and nutrition.

It encourages young families and especially children under the age of five to become interested in growing and cooking healthy, fresh foods. 

Local children and members of the Arbroath community have supported the project helping to transform the allotment over the past few months. The vegetables and flowers that were planted earlier in the year are now blooming and the project team is looking for more volunteers to help tend the plot.

All offers of help will be appreciated and you do not have to be an experienced gardener to help with looking after the project’s allotment at Brechin Road.

Shona Burge, Healthy Happy Communities project manager, said: “Healthy eating is at the heart of a healthy life and that is why nutrition is such an important topic.

“From the beginning we have had excellent support for this project from the people of Arbroath, local businesses and organisations.

“The allotment has gone from being an overgrown patch to a well laid out area with vegetables and flowers.

“We are looking for more volunteers to help us and it doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner as there will be lots of different gardening tasks to be carried out so please get in touch.”

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to volunteer then contact Shona Burge on 01307 474872 or Rachel MacFarlane on 01307 476491.