Community Clean Up Month

Our children worked hard to clear the park and surrounding area of litter this week as part of our Community Clean Up Month.
If you would like to take part in this initiative there are organised litter picks happening on Saturday April 2nd and also on Saturday April 9th (see the poster for details). Or, why not stick a bag and gloves in your pocket next time you are out for a walk and just pick up something?? Every piece of litter picked up and disposed of correctly helps make our village safer and cleaner for everyone. #LiveHereLoveHere #CommunityAction #KeepScotlandBeautiful #putitinthebin

Visit from Learning through Landscapes

Last week a team from Learning through Landscapes Scotland visited us on a glorious sunny spring day. LtL are making 24 short films for Scottish Forestry about managing sites for regular use by early years settings and asked if they could come and see what we get up to at Gillies Hill Community Woodland. We were very happy to meet them and show them around. We were also very interested to see their film and sound equipment.

National Lottery Funding Success

We are thrilled and delighted to learn that the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded us £10000! This money will help fund the next stage of our project to develop our new nursery building in Gillies Hill Community Woodland.

If you haven’t heard about our plans or want to find our more, check out the pages on our website and/or follow our new dedicated Instagram @CVNintheWoods.

We always welcome comments and feedback so you can do that too via our feedback link. If you prefer a less technological method, give us a call on 01786 430497 or, better still, stop by and have a chat. We’re always delighted to discuss our plans. If you spot us when you’re up in the woods we can even show you some of the things we get up to!

You can support our project financially too, see “Support Us”.

Community Larder Food Share

We’ve been working with Cambusbarron Co-op making out of date produce available to our local community. We aim to have produce available every week day. No two days are the same and there is usually a range of items such as fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery items and chilled foods.

Foods will be available for collection in the Community Centre during opening hours, just pop in and help yourself. Our main aim is to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill and it has been inspiring to see the difference we are making. The Co-op have lots of tips to help reduce food waste on their website and another great place for inspiration is LoveFoodHateWaste.

One of our Community Larder fans has been sharing photos of some of the meals she’s made using produce from the Food Share – lots of inspiration here!

Scrambled eggs with Olive bread toast, spinach and mushrooms

(using olive bread, eggs, spinach and mushrooms from the Community Larder)

Cumin and garlic green beans

(using green beans, spring onions, fresh coriander, fresh red chilli from the Community Larder)

Beef, potato and spinach curry

(using potatoes, spring onions, spinach, tomatoes, fresh ginger, fresh coriander from the Community Larder)

Its Good to Grow

We were very happy to unwrap the parcels we received from Morrisons as part of their Its Good to Grow campaign. Thank you to everyone who collected tokens for us. We are excited to be making plans to grow in the Walled Garden at Gillies Hill Community Woodland
#Morrisons #forktotable #growyourown #itsgoodtogrow #learninginnature