New gardening project

An exciting new initiative aimed at the would-be green-fingered of Brechin is all set to take off in the town this weekend.

A local group are introducing a new project aimed at teaching people all they ever wanted to know about gardening and they are hoping to furnish locals with the skills necessary to grow their own fruit or veg.

To find out how you can learn all you need to know about gardening and growing your own produce the group invite you to pop along to the open day launch of the Community Garden Project this Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the Brechin Baptist Church, 16 Clerk Street.

The location of the garden is at the allotments at Drumachlie Park and at present New Friends Nursery has a small allotment there. A spokesman said that after discussions with the council they have agreed to allow the group to use the whole site for the community garden.

A spokesman for the initiative said that the project is bringing the community together to turn the site into something Brechin can be proud of. It will provide a safe, accessible open space for quiet recreation, skill sharing and gardening for the whole community.

Transition spokesman Derek Harper outlined the aims of the gardening group and described what they hoped to achieve in the initial stages.