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Our family has been fortunate enough to acquire a generously sized; south facing allotment near Lambhill Stables, in the North of Glasgow, at the end of last year.

For us it is more than just a vegetable growing space, going there has proved to be relaxing, fun and educational.

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We are applying Permaculture principles to the project so as part of designing and shaping the land we also observe; let nature take its course and reflect. In Permaculture these steps are considered as integral to a successful design as action.

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The children are spotting and identifying insects and flowers around the new pond/bath.

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We identified some Comfrey growing on site so we have built a small wall around it and will keep it to make Comfrey Tea – a potent natural plant fertilizer. We also found Coltsfoot growing which is a natural cure for lung complaints and abundant clumps of Nettles which are fantastic for biodiversity (and tea, again) .

We planted lots of wild flower seeds around  as this will  support the butterfly and bee populations over the coming year and help with on site fruit tree pollination.

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The smallest of us simply enjoyed mastering the steep climb from the bottom to the top.

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