Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Lettuce give thanks

This is no ordinary lettuce.....this is a Govan lettuce.
Yes, harvested from the market garden in Elderpark by GalGael volunteers and various other members of the community, and theres plenty more to come. Our stalwart gardeners have been involved in planting a wide array of fruit and vegetables which are now ready for harvesting for local community munches. Using recycled materials like tyres, railway sleepers, glass doors and so forth, the whole garden is a wonderful example of imagination and resourcefulness. You can visit the site on Govan Road on Saturdays between 11am and 4pm.
(No jokes about leaks in the Clyde Tunnel !)

Follow this link to see the glamorous Dougie Munroe model some fresh vegetables.

Walk for Nature

Thanks to Gill Coombes who stopped in at GalGael on Thursday 15th July and held a workshop as part of her Walk for Nature. Gill is travelling around the UK, spreading the word on how we can all do our bit to be kinder to the planet our communities and ourselves by living a greener lifestyle. We were very inspired by her and will do our best to build on what we already do while looking at new ways to be better global citizens. Good luck for the rest of your journey Gill.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival

We returned once more at the end of June up to the Moray coastline to the beautiful harbour of Portsoy for their annual festival, and we seem to be building up a respected reputation for our crafts and boat displays and for the work we do here in Govan. Once again we had a great time and the weather was fantastic. First Minister Alec Salmond was keen to visit us and we give him a tour of our crafts demonstrators and he was very happy to offer photo opportunities to those who asked. If you want a flavour of the event follow this link for pics;