We are currently running our Garden Crew from Old Kirk and Muirhouse Church on Pennywell Gardens, where we have a small orchard, vegetable beds, and a newly planted deciduous hedge planted in partnership with RSPB.
Youth Worker Chrissie Lewis, artist Natalie Taylor, and Gardener Alexis Beddoe offer sessions on Monday and Friday afternoons for local children, between 3.30-5.30 pm. Mostly outdoors in warmer months, with some indoor nature activities during the Winter. See our programme for further details on the Current Programme page.
Previously in 2017:
Centipede’s Interim Youth Development Worker, Julia Penicuik has been working hard and with great enthusiasm in the local brownfield sites, and the church garden.
Garlic planting at Muirhouse Ave Planters_Autumn Term 2017
Apple dooking and garlic bread making for Halloween with locally grown apples from our maintenance gardener, Alexis Beddoe
Bulb planting at Muirhouse Ave and the Old Kirk and Muirhouse Church
Community litter picking at the Muirhouse Ave site, with soup, served at the church afterwards for 11 children.
Ground preparation and tree planting to extend our new deciduous hedge at the church.
Lots of general maintenance, caring for the local environment, and wildlife, tidying up, healthy snacks, games and recruitment of new local gardeners.
So far local children have been involved in their free time, and sometimes their parents too. Activities have included: