Our Project: To create a engaging play space/garden for children and young people, filled with mystery, creativity and magic! A community project engaging adults and children in team-work, facilitated by experts in gardening and ecology. Our vision is to create an inspiring world in nature to rediscover the green world.
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-Area 1: 1,000 year-old Moray: Promoting indigenous, local Scottish fauna, attracting biodiversity. A re-creation, on a small scale, of prisine, primeval Scotland -Area 2: We plant ‚Äòem; We eat ‚Äòem!: Edible plants and trees for children to cultivate their own foods including vegetables, edible plants and nut and fruit trees -Area 3: Magical Garden: Mazes of paths lead to a garden gazebo in which children can do their artwork out-of-doors; a place in which even Alice in Wonderland might not find her way home! Hidden places in which treasure can be found! -Area 4: Hogwart‚Äôs Garden: A medieval planting of espaliered trees and formal planting -Area 5: The Bakery: a hand-built, hand-sculpted, willow-formed, clay bread and pizza oven. In this area we will design one flowing form, hand-built from clay and straw: - A large pizza oven for the children to learn cooking and delicious eating - A curved, hand-shaped clay, under-seat-heated bench - A wood-fired clay oven in which the children can complete their creations in clay -Area 6: Ancient Arts: A wood-shop; A area covered -over by a roof of solar photovoltaic panels (that create all the electricity for the centre) in which children and young people can learn the ancient arts of wood carving and turning with simple machines driven by hand and foot. -Area 7: Redeemed!: Classes in making useful items (bins, baskets, etc.) out out household waste products and un-recyclable rubbish -Area 8: Alice-in-Wonderland Children's garden This project can involve a whole community; adults, children, people with learning and physical disabilities, unemployed people and intergenerational learning/mentoring.
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