Thursday, 1 September 2016

Doors Open Day

We are taking part in this years Doors Open Day event where you can find hundreds of buildings/places you may not normally have access to as part of European Heritage Day. This years programme has been co-ordinated by South Kintyre Development Trust with the support of Argyll and Bute Council and this is your chance to visit them for free!

So why not pop along to the Community Garden on Sunday 25th September from 2 - 4 pm and find out what we are all about! Download the Open Days Brochure for more information Open Days Brochure

Thursday, 18 August 2016

CCOG Survey 2016

Kintyre Environmental Group is keen to extend it's network and knowledge of how the community see and use the garden; so we have set up a short survey. We want to increase the number of people using the Orchard and Garden. Situated above the town, with wonderful views across the loch, it's a great place to unwind as well as buy fresh veg, and fruit in season. But, we need more volunteer gardeners to ensure its future.

As a charity, we need to show our funders that we are meeting their targets with regard to supported learning opportunities and pathways into work. Also that we are growing volunteering opportunities both in the garden and with the board of trustees. Please take a few moments to fill in the survey and invite friends and family to do the same by sharing this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ccog.

Thanks for taking the time to fill in the survey it will help us in running the garden in the future.

Friday, 12 August 2016

CCOG/KEG AGM

The Campbeltown Community Orchard & Garden/Kintyre Environmental Group Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 29th August 2016 at the Kintyre Community Education Centre, Campbeltown at 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Kintyre Show & Farmers Market

We will be at the Kintyre Agricultural Show on Friday 5th August and at the Farmers Market on Saturday 6th at the Heritage Centre. The weather looks to be dry for both days so please come out and say hello and buy some fresh fruit and veg.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Get Healthy - jobs for the winter

Here is a small list of jobs that you could do in your garden to get it in shape for the coming spring. Prune your apple and pear trees and your late raspberries and grape vines, ventilate greenhouses on nice sunny days. Start to force the rhubarb and plan the vegetable rotation for the coming season. Chit potatoes, divide snowdrop bulbs. Prepare the vegetable seed beds and sow some under cover. Start double digging and top dress beds with manure and let the heavy rain wash it through. Mulch apple trees, and finally don’t forget to feed the birds!