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On Tuesday 7th February 10am – 12noon, we have organised a workshop on  “Choosing vegetables for your garden” at the Healthy Heart Garden, the Disability Resource Centre, Love Street, Paisley.

The workshop will provide advice and tips to help you decide on the different vegetables to plant in the Spring. Discussion will cover the suppliers of seeds/plants and what is involved in preparing to plant your vegetables.

This is a partnership project with Engage Renfrewshire and the Healthy Heart Garden.

To register for this free workshop, please email us at retpaisley@yahoo.com

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As part of Climate Week event, people involved in the Fork to Fork Learning and Training Project met up with Anthony McCluskey, Outreach Officer of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Capability Scotland, West Lane Gardens, Johnstone. 

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Anthony gave a very informative talk about how bumblebees have been declining because of changes in agricultural practices that have largely removed flowers from our farms and local landscape, leaving the bumblebees with little to feed upon. Most UK species of bumblebee have greatly declined in recent years, and two have become extinct in the UK since 1940.

Across the UK, there are 24 species of bumblebee but only eight are found in most areas. Bumblebees are found in a variety of habitats and it is possible to attract them to gardens provided there are appropriate flowering plants.

Anthony highlighted that some species are less common and are only found in a few places. For example, the Great yellow bumblebee is now only found on the north coast and some islands of Scotland. This species previously had a wide distribution throughout the UK, but habitat degradation has seen its numbers decline dramatically in most places.

To learn more about bumblebees, please log on to: http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/

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More than Recycling 2011

CRNS have now opened bookings for their 2011 conference offering networking opportunities, inspiring topics and practical advice.


Thursday, 24th March, 2011


Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld




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The idea of opening up gardens to the public to raise funds for charity is developing. Within Renfrewshire, individual gardens within Lochwinnoch have opened up. Public gardens have been promoted including Sma’ Shot Cottages Heritage Centre, Paisley Gardens and Barshaw Park Walled Garden. To learn more about the garden scheme please log on to: www.gardensofscotland.org

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Robert Tannahill was a famous Scottish poet born to weavers family. He was born at castle street in paisley on June 3rd,1774. Some of Robert Tannahill’s best work was inspired by his walks around Paisley in the Gleniffer Braes, Stanely and Ferguslie.His famous work includes “Thou Bonnie Wood o’ Craigie-lea” and “The Braes o’ Gleniffer”.

Robert Tannahil breathed his last on 17th may 1810 ,in a culvert at the Candren Burn in Paisley, in the early hours of the morning.

On May 17th, 2010,Tannahill’s  200th Anniversary is being held,which is followed by series of events like….

1. Robert Tannahill Exhibition – 10th to 24th May

2.Tannhill Walk –  19th May, 2010 at 10.30 AM

3.The Robert Tannahill Bicentenary Concert – 21st May at 8 PM

More detailed information can be found on www.roberttannahillfederation.com

www. Renfrewshire. gov..UK

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Go! Renfrewshire 2010 is a two-week festival to rejoice and enjoy great outdoors and fresh air of Renfrewshire which is running from 22nd May to 6th June, 2010.

It’s a great way to explore beautiful countryside, join in for various kinds of walks, cycle rides, horse rides, rowing, kayaking, jogging, picnics, and treasure hunts and can even try tai chi using Scottish outdoor access code.

The good news is most of the events are free and there is something for everyone.

Full details and programme listings can be found on pdf document in the link provided below.


“Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy and Have Fun”

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