Wednesday 22 May 2019

The Ecology Centre's Tool Shed | Guest Post

AD | The Ecology Centre* is an inclusive, community-led charity, based in Kinghorn on the banks of Kinghorn Loch.  The Centre inspires positive change by directly connecting people and the natural environment for the benefit of both.  It’s a simple premise, but one that has been changing and influencing lives for over 20 years!

| The Ecology Centre’s Tool Shed | The Ecology Centre’s Tool Shed is a great place for volunteers with an interest in carpentry, workshop or garden tools to come along to one of our volunteering sessions and refurbish tools or get stuck into supporting the Centre’s social enterprise activities, which includes making a range of wooden products.

The Tool Shed is always a hive of activity, with our Tool Shed Officer and volunteers coming up with different ideas to make and create handy products for your garden.  From their range of small, large and tiered planters, they’re perfect for starting your own vegetable patch or growing seasonal flowers.  The mini fence planters are popular for gardeners with limited space and are ideal for growing tumbling tomatoes and herbs.  Other recent creations include making wooden fairy wands and bespoke wooden signs that are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

At our dementia friendly volunteering sessions on a Thursday – our team of volunteers take charge of making all of the bird boxes, which are made with a variety of different sized holes to attract either robins, wagtails or tits.

| About The Ecology Centre | Today the community-owned site is a haven for wildlife, plants and those that love them.  Welcoming over 5000 visitors annually through our Education and events programme, the Centre also provides volunteering opportunities on our site, garden and Tool Shed – all stimulating and all worthwhile.

For more information about The Ecology Centre follow them on Twitter and Instagram or sign up to our newsletter, see their website.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x