Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO

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About Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO is an award-winning Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. On 28th February 2013 we were awarded charitable status as a SCIO, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. In June 2013 we signed a 5-year lease with West Lothian Council to take on the former Polbeth Market Garden site. We recently negotiated a 25 year lease to further develop the site. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for local people, schools and community groups to grow fruit and vegetables and take part in a range of outdoor leisure activities. We are a group working to develop a community garden for everyone from Polbeth and West Calder and the surrounding areas in West Lothian, and we regularly discuss with local people their ideas about how the garden should be used. The project is always developing and new volunteers are always welcome. You can find out more by visiting Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO on Facebook.

Find us online

Visit our website at http://polbethandwestcaldergarden.weebly.com

Latest posts

Sunday Green Gym volunteering in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) organise a number of woodland and garden sessions on a weekly basis. Activities are varied and sessions are typically around two hours each.

Woodland tasks include tree planting, thinning and preparing firewood, as well as other larger projects such as making paths around the woodland, creating a bird hide, butterfly area and educational information boards about the things visitors may see in the woodland.

Garden sessions centre around food growing, including working in the polytunnels and outdoor vegetable beds sowing seeds, caring for growing plants, and that all-important harvesting.

Sessions are open to all and new volunteers are always welcome, whether for a single session or regular volunteering. Training and equipment are provided... just turn up and say "Hello"! :)

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
05 Aug 2018 at 2:00pm
until 05 Aug 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Sunday Green Gym volunteering in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) organise a number of woodland and garden sessions on a weekly basis. Activities are varied and sessions are typically around two hours each.

Woodland tasks include tree planting, thinning and preparing firewood, as well as other larger projects such as making paths around the woodland, creating a bird hide, butterfly area and educational information boards about the things visitors may see in the woodland.

Garden sessions centre around food growing, including working in the polytunnels and outdoor vegetable beds sowing seeds, caring for growing plants, and that all-important harvesting.

Sessions are open to all and new volunteers are always welcome, whether for a single session or regular volunteering. Training and equipment are provided... just turn up and say "Hello"! :)

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
15 Jul 2018 at 2:00pm
until 15 Jul 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Sunday Green Gym woodland volunteering in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) organise a number of woodland and garden sessions on a weekly basis. Activities are varied and sessions are typically around two hours each.

Woodland tasks include tree planting, thinning and preparing firewood, as well as other larger projects such as making paths around the woodland, creating a bird hide, butterfly area and educational information boards about the things visitors may see in the woodland.

Garden sessions centre around food growing, including working in the polytunnels and outdoor vegetable beds sowing seeds, caring for growing plants, and that all-important harvesting.

Sessions are open to all and new volunteers are always welcome, whether for a single session or regular volunteering. Training and equipment are provided... just turn up and say "Hello"! :)

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
08 Jul 2018 at 2:00pm
until 08 Jul 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Family Fairy Doors event in West Lothian!

There is a lot of excitement building for our Fairy Doors Open Event on Saturday 9th June - have you seen our display in the CDT office in the square? Please find attached a poster which sets out the activities we have confirmed. We would be grateful if you could share it with friends and family or even print off a copy for your workplace or local group!

Hope you can join in the fun!

See the event poster for details.

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
09 Jun 2018 at 1:00pm
until 09 Jun 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Sunday Green Gym

We are restarting our Sunday Green Gyms running 2-4pm working in the woodland and doing a variety of outdoor crafts and skills.
When
27 May 2018 at 2:00pm
until 27 May 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Practical volunteering at community garden and woodland in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) organise a number of woodland and garden sessions on a weekly basis. Activities are varied and sessions are typically around two hours each.

Woodland tasks include tree planting, thinning and preparing firewood, as well as other larger projects such as making paths around the woodland, creating a bird hide, butterfly area and educational information boards about the things visitors may see in the woodland.

Garden sessions centre around food growing, including working in the polytunnels and outdoor vegetable beds sowing seeds, caring for growing plants, and that all-important harvesting.

Sessions are open to all and new volunteers are always welcome, whether for a single session or regular volunteering. Training and equipment are provided... just turn up and say "Hello"! :)

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
16 Apr 2018 at 1:00pm
until 16 Apr 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Family Easter event in West Lothian!

Our next event is our Easter themed Open Day and attached is the flyer designed by Ronnie McInnes, the local artist who has been working with us this year, with a list of activities confirmed so far.

We will also have two First Aid cadets, Rory and Ben to demonstrate the defibrillator and resuscitation dummy (Annie) and we will have Luke Park from Riverlife:Almond and Avon (River Forth Fisheries Trust) with their River Table - you can also find out more about their plans for improving the Killandean Burn.

Easter fun comes in the form of rock painting and an Easter rock hunt. There is also a scavenger hunt to spot the designs of the newly painted birdboxes, an opportunity to try fedging - making a hedge with willow - and much more, including our pop-up café, Stickman Trail and Woodland Walks.

Hope you can join in the fun!

See the event poster for details.

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
17 Mar 2018 at 1:00pm
until 17 Mar 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Magical Winter Woodland

The Lights and knitted animals are out in the woodland creating a magical evening walk for everyone. Come down, park at the gates and enjoy a walk All for free.

Family Halloween event in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) volunteers will again be offering a wide range of fun and scary activities in the afternoon and early evening across the site. This year we are also pleased to welcome Ronnie McInnes who has chosen PWCCG as the charity he is supporting for the year ahead. Ronnie is running a 'light painting' activity - we have tried it out and can promise it will be great fun for all. And for those of you feeling energetic, we will have the brand new Smoothie Bike!

See the event poster for details.

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
29 Oct 2017 at 2:00pm
until 29 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ

Woodland volunteering in West Lothian!

Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden (PWCCG) organise a number of woodland and garden sessions on a weekly basis. Activities are varied and sessions are typically around two hours each.

Woodland tasks include tree planting, thinning and preparing firewood, as well as other larger projects such as making paths around the woodland, creating a bird hide, butterfly area and educational information boards about the things visitors may see in the woodland.

Garden sessions centre around food growing, including working in the polytunnels and outdoor vegetable beds sowing seeds, caring for growing plants, and that all-important harvesting.

Sessions are open to all and new volunteers are always welcome, whether for a single session or regular volunteering. Training and equipment are provided... just turn up and say "Hello"! :)

NOTE: Take a look at the Facebook page to see what we have been up to and details of upcoming open days and events. We will also post on there if any sessions are not going ahead. https://www.facebook.com/Polbeth-and-West-Calder-Community-Garden-SCIO-228759703817523/
When
29 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm
until 29 Nov 2017 at 9:00pm
Where
Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO
Parkhead Farm, Limefield Road
West Calder
EH55 8BQ