There’s an update to the Grow Elgin blog all about what the project has been up to with the Elgin community recently – follow the link from the homepage under the Grow Elgin tab.
We’ve produced a short four-page newsletter with details of what the various REAP projects have been doing and have achieved over the past year. You can find it in the download section of our website, listed under various projects as the newsletter covers many aspects of what REAP does, or go straight to it at:
Join us for some community fruit and vegetable growing to celebrate another year of the Grow Elgin project! We will be building some more raised beds and planting them up, as well as tending to the established raised beds and orchard in Cooper Park.
Saturday 25 March, 10.30am -12.30pm, meet at the REAP kiosk next to the play-park in Cooper Park, Elgin.
Sunday 26 February 10.30 am-1pm
A hands-on outdoor workshop with professional and experienced gardeners Vicky Flood and Chris Pepper teach you the time, tools and methods to keep your apple trees healthy and productive.
The cost of £5 per participant is subsidised by REAP – numbers are limited so please register your intention to attend with REAP by phone or email. The workshop will be in Mosstowie, Miltonduff, near Elgin.
Spring Clean your Energy Bills with REAP. Our Energy Advisors will be heading out and about across Moray visiting communities with loads of simple ideas on saving energy, saving money and reducing those fuel bills!
next stop is this Wednesday 1st Feb when we will be at Keith Library from 1pm-2.30pm, pop in and have a blether.
REAP will be having another community gardening session at ‘our’ vegetable beds in Cooper Park (near the old aviary) for you to join in with!
The session will be from 10.30 to 12.30 on Saturday 21 January and we will be planting fruit bushes and having a composting workshop, so if you’re not already composting at home and need some encouragement or want more advice for what you’re already doing please come along and learn more about composting and fruit and veg growing.
Edintore Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has launched! Applications are invited from groups, organisations and social enterprises for local projects with social or environmental benefits. To be eligible, groups must have a constitution (governing document) and a bank account in the group’s name with at least 2 unrelated signatories.
Priority will be given to applications that benefit people living within a 5 mile radius of Edintore Wind Farm (see map below). For more information, application forms and guidance notes are available on the Edintore page of the REAP website or from the REAP office. Forms can be emailed or posted out on request.
The closing date for applications is 31st March 2017
Applications can be submitted to REAP at any time up to the deadline. At present it is expected that there will be 2 rounds of funding each year, in spring and autumn, but this may be subject to change.
If you’re not sure if your group or your idea is eligible, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01542 888070. You are also welcome to come by the REAP office at 177 Mid Street in Keith, although it’s a good idea to phone ahead to ensure staff are there who can help you with your enquiry.
Primary Area of Benefit Map (click to view a larger image).
We’re having an impromptu community gardening session to tidy up the raised vegetable beds in Cooper Park, Elgin, this Monday morning 19 December. We’ll meet at the beds near the old aviaries at 10am, come and join us!