There's a Weed in my Soup!

Yusuf Youth Initiative

In our community garden space we are designing and planting out a Culinary Wild Garden consisting of Native Wildflowers, Plants and Fungi.

Visitor Information

7 Balgay Road

The garden location is a hedged/fenced in closed space with a large gate entrance facing the main road. Volunteers are welcome to attend at our open volunteer sessions every Wednesday from 11am-3pm. Outwith this time, contact us for opening times.

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Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

We have a lot of volunteering opportunities at our community garden with a range of activities suitable for all ages. Volunteers are welcome anytime during the opening times. We will also have specific community volunteering events advertised through our Facebook page.

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Photos of the site

Start point - before any work

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Clearing back the trees

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Starting the painting of the beds

Friday, May 17, 2019

Starting the painting of the beds

Friday, May 17, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Groups have been coming up with designs for the wild garden layout. 05/05/2019 - 11:00 4 Mostly young people 12-25
Groups have been coming up with designs for the murals to go on the raised beds and the buildings 03/05/2019 - 16:00 12 Mixed ages
Volunteers cut removed turfs of grass and planted 127 strawberries plants and 11 comfrey plants. 22/05/2019 - 11:00 8 Mostly adults 25+
Digging holes in the ground for posts to be inserted to grow bramble plants along them in a controlled manner. 19/05/2019 - 11:00 5 Mixed mainly 12-25 years
Had a meeting the a contractor to come in and remove the grass layer in the wild area so seeds can be sown. 23/05/2019 - 10:30 3 Mostly adults 25+
Painting the raise beds blue (base coat) ready for adult groups to start the mural wild flower designs 17/05/2019 - 16:30 15 Mostly families or children under 12
Cutting back the overgrown trees in the wild area 12/05/2019 - 11:00 6 12 – 15 years
Community volunteers clearing the land and tidying the area 15/05/2019 - 11:30 6 Mostly adults 25+
Our previously gardener left at the beginning of March which put a delay on the project starting. Our new gardener was employed mid April. 15/04/2019 - 11:30 1 Mostly adults 25+