Youth Gardening Activity’s Re-Open at Devil’s Porridge Museum

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The Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs Near Annan in Dumnfries and Galloway is now open daily and has begun to work with young people once more.

“The first thing we’ve got going with is our weekly gardening activity” explained Judith Hewitt, Museum Manager.  Young people have been planting potatoes, runner beans and more in the Museum’s ‘Dig for Victory’ garden as part of a project to teach young people about environmental issues with the support of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Coastal Communities Benefit Fund. 
“This garden was started by some of our older volunteers to teach skills to younger people and we are so pleased to be getting the garden blooming again after a long year when it looked rather forlorn!” continued Judith.

The gardening session runs every Saturday from 10am, it is completely free to attend and open to all young people (booking is essential and young people aged 10 or under must be accompanied by a supervising adult).  A full Covid Health and Safety Risk Assessment will be provided to all people booking a place.  “Working out of doors is good for everybody after the year we’ve all had.  The young people have been enjoying the sunshine in a safe, socially distanced way.  If you’d like to join us, please do get in touch” concluded Judith.

The Devil’s Porridge Museum, Annan Road, Eastriggs, DG12 6TF