Category Archives: Woodland Management

86. Schools out for Summer

With the school holidays coming to an end we hosted our first ‘End of Summer’ Open Day up in the community garden. Our local visitors were treated to numerous activities, including nature trails, bird feeder making, mud and water painting … Continue reading

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85. Tunnel Vision

We are super excited to now have our second polytunnel in situ, with two 9m x 2 m raised beds ready to be filled and planted.  It is so big, empty it felt like being in an air hanger, and it even has double sliding doors!   After … Continue reading

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84. New Beechbrae Staff

Things are growing at Beechbrae this spring- and it isn’t just our plants and trees. Thanks to Climate Challenge Fund we’ve been able to take on 2 more people- Sammy and Claire! Sammy (left) will be working to help folk … Continue reading

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83. Beechbrae Polytunnel 3 of 3

Now, we have finally come to part 3 of 3 with our first polytunnel at Beechbrae. After Part 1 & Part 2 with several skilled and super helpful friends we set about to get the polytunnel skinned and usable. We … Continue reading

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82. CCF Funding Beechbrae Again!!

Just a quick update to say that we are thrilled to have been granted funding for the 2nd year from the Climate Challenge Fund. Stay tuned as we begin recruiting and gearing up for this year!!

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81. Beechbrae Polytunnel Party part 2 of 3

Following on from part 1 in October, we were determined to get this polytunnel up and ready to go for springtime. We had another lovely group of folks come volunteer to help from Nourish Food Leaders and beyond. We gathered … Continue reading

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80. Seed & Tree Festival

In February we had the privilege of attending and participating in the Seed and Tree Festival held in the St. Francis Centre in the Gorbals, Glasgow. This event was organised by Helping Britain Blossom and Common Good Food and was … Continue reading

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79. Food Waste Reduction & a Hot Composter at Blackridge Primary

Sammy and Ally have been working a lot with the P7 class around food waste. We’ve been learning about how composting food works, ways to avoid food waste and the difference between Sell Before, Best Before and Use By Dates. … Continue reading

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78. Climate Riders visit Beechbrae

Beechbrae Orchard got a visit from the Climate Cyclers one windy and cold November afternoon. They were on a 70 mile #climaterevolution cycle to #ScotClimateMarch “A group of us are getting on our bikes on Friday to tell a story. … Continue reading

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77. Harvesting Apples from Beechbrae Orchard

Over 3 the last 3 years, 5 different classes from Blackridge Primary School planted the apple trees in Beechbrae Orchard. This autumn was special as some of the apple trees at Beechbrae Orchard finally have apples on them!! The P7 … Continue reading

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