Fair trade at community garden

VISITORS to Girvan’s community garden during the Folk Festival Sunday afternoon were treated to fantastic array of music in the busy yurt.

Providing the entertainment were Junkman’s Choir who were brilliant as ever, and top class musician John Langan accompanied by his wife Emily.

The sun shone and the atmosphere was relaxed and happy, perfect for the families who attended. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who came along to help.

On May the 12th the community garden hosted a small event for World Fair Trade day. Visitors could sample some Fair trade goods like chocolate and wine. We were lucky to have a one of the Global Poverty Ambassadors, Sarah Conway come to Girvan to show her 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation in the yurt. It showed us how 1.4 billion people live under the poverty line, just living on a £1 a day. The message was very clear that we can help in small ways by either buying Fair trade goods to setting up a micro loan. It is a presentation that everyone should see. You can contact Sarah to book her for a presentation by emailing her on sarah_conway69@hotmail.com or call 07817480009. You can also visit the website www.globalpovertyproject.co.uk.

We would also like to say a big thank you to the local Cooperative store for their donation of Fair trade items to support our day.

Garden is coming alive

The garden is buzzing with life and it’s an exciting time watching the vegetables poking through the soil and the floral surprises that we keep finding every year.

We are pleased to announce that the garden has new opening times. These are Thursday, Saturday and Sundays from 1 -4pm.

Look out for future events coming soon.

For further information on the community garden please email us on girvancommunitygarden@gmail.com. You will find us on Knockushan Street beside Knockushan Gardens and Avairy.