Calders Community Garden is a wildlife garden in the Calders area of Wester Hailes. We work in the garden running our Willow Garden project in a way that encourages birds and other wildlife, that we feed throughout the winter. We have a small pond to encourage visits from frogs, toads, and other animals who enjoy access to water. To protect the environment, we do not use chemical pesticides.
Over the past 2 years, we have been cultivating many native medicinal herbs on-site and leading workshops in the community on how to use these to support health. This has been a great focus for our gardening. We cultivate many fruit bushes and trees which we encourage local people to forage from. On-site we have a fire pit, picnic tables, and an outdoor classroom.
Volunteering sessions take place each week on a Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 4 pm.
You do not need to have any previous experience to come along and volunteer, we can find tasks to suit any ability and energy level.