DREICH weather could not stop people from turning out in force for this year’s first open day held by Tullibody Community Garden at the weekend.

With spring in full swing, it was time to plant some seeds and potatoes for the new season with many out on Saturday, April 6, to support the volunteer-led project.

Around 40 people went along and were able to try some strawberry and tomato potting as well as taste the first of this year’s produce of leek and sprouting broccoli.

They were also kept in high spirits by freshly cooked homemade soup and fruit scones.

The garden has been run solely by people who give up their free time since the end of the Tullibody Healthy Living project in September 2018.

Janet Gowran, one of the volunteers and training providers, said: “It has been gratifying to see the work and the enthusiasm the volunteers have put into the garden to ensure its legacy continues and grows.”

Each Tuesday and Wednesday the garden is open from 10am until 3pm for anyone to drop in and see how it is flourishing or to help out if they have time to spare.

Not only gardeners are being sought, there are a variety of tasks available.

Next at the community garden are two free Grow Your Own workshops on Saturdays April 13 and 27 from 10.30am to 12.30pm both days.

For more details or to sign up, email communitygardentullibody@gmail.com or ask in person.