The Prodigal Return to Duddingston (Sunday 3rd December)

This Sunday we went to Duddingston Community Garden, where we worked on several tasks. One group was responsible for clearing a whole lot of leaves outside of a roofless room, which in warmer weather functions as an outdoor cinema. On the more physically demanding side, another group had to load sand into wheelbarrows at the bottom of a hill, then get it all the way up and dump it. Finally, another group was working on cutting brambles back. Once the leaves had been cleared and all the sand shifted, we moved onto gathering seeds from various plants around the community garden, so that more can be grown in future years. This included hawthorns, rosehips, and various other things. Once we had gathered these seeds we were taught how to place them into a leafy pot to help them grow. We were also given a lovely lunch with soups, breads, and lots of extra snacks!’


by Michael Cutter

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