A number of raised beds in the Community Garden growing area are available for adoption each season, so please watch out for announcements in early Spring if you are interested in growing your own veg/fruit/flowers.
Beds for the current season are now mostly allocated, though additional areas may become available. Please email your details using the contact address below (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join the waiting list.
Adopt-a-bed – COVID-19 – April 2020 schedule
Until advised otherwise, during the current emergency Maryhill Park and Community Garden will remain open for users and visitors provided we take sensible precautions.
For visitors: You are very welcome to visit, enjoy, admire the work of the volunteers but please, if volunteers are working on the beds:
- Respect “Social Distancing” with each other: 2-3 metres
- Do not gather together for extended chat even if you are 2 metres apart
For volunteers: Work in allotments/community gardens is still permitted (even encouraged) as part of our daily exercise routine, provided we adhere to sensible guidelines:
- Work alone or with household members
- Minimize potential contact with others by following the work schedule
- Do not attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating
- If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces
- Do not share tools
- Use gloves
- Wash hands/use sanitizer wherever possible
[More details: https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/]
Adopt-a-bed volunteer schedule (under construction)
Access to the garden shed/watering facilities will not be possible in the absence of keyholders (Ben, Alan), but we will try to do some watering for others when necessary.
Families and other groups are welcome – please contact us.
Adopt-a-bed user notes (for normal times)…
- Please feel free to work on the beds whenever is best for you.
- Regular volunteers are usually there (or in the main park) most Sunday afternoons, and will be happy to advise, exchange plants, gossip, complain about the weather…
- Our “garden shed” (big steel container) contains an assortment of tools and other stuff that you are free to use. It will usually be open Sunday afternoons if volunteers are around, and possibly other times by arrangement, but probably best to bring your own tools if you can.
- As you will be aware, we have an on-going problem with anti-social behaviour, so be prepared for occasional disappointment. We try to live with it, in the hope that civilization will eventually be established. More community involvement (such as this) will help.
- You are advised to wear gloves when working in the soil. There is a lot of broken glass around, mostly after Saturday night activities (see #4) which we try to clear up, but best to be careful.