Riverside Naturally is a new community group that involves people, who live or work in Riverside, in developing the open spaces in environmentally friendly ways.
Early priorities include developing a wildflower meadow and edible hedge at the orchard; mapping open spaces and identifying land ownership and biodiversity; installing nest boxes and bug houses and replacing lost trees.
Riverside Naturally’s agenda will be set and undertaken by its members. Membership is open to everyone who lives, works or has an interest in Riverside.
Upcoming events, all at Riverside Community Orchard:
Sunday 26 May, 2 – 5 pm : launch of the group
Family-friendly event! See the little world LARGE with Macro photography
DIY and gardening tool swap with Transition Stirling ** What’s that tree? Tree ID ** Boost the biodiversity in your garden – build a bug hotel ** Bee friendly flowers – planting workshop ** Riverside redd up litter pick – bring gloves
Saturday 27 July – One Planet picnic– locally produced food etc
Riverside Naturally is organising a One Planet Picnic on Saturday 27th July from 12.00 at the Community Orchard. We hope that you will join us. One Planet Picnic aims to encourage people to make a picnic using local, seasonal, organic and/or fairly traded ingredients where possible and to minimise food waste and packaging waste.
All you need to bring is your own One Planet Picnic. We will be organising children’s games and providing music and information on local food and fair trade.
Saturday 28 September – Orchard Day