Back to their roots

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Strat­ton Wil­liams

To­ry­glen-based char­ity Ur­ban Roots held a suc­cess­ful fun day and harvest fes­ti­val last Satur­day.

“It went well and all the kids and par­ents had a great time,”said Les Rice, the pro­ject’s man­ager.

Around 70 to 80 peo­ple at­tended the event in To­ry­glen Com­mu­nity Base.

Ev­ery­thing at the event was free in­clud­ing, or­ganic food, ap­ple press­ing, bushcraft, felt­ing, a pedal-pow­ered public ad­dress sys­tem and bread-mak­ing round an open fire.

“‘Ev­ery­one went walk­ing in Malls Mire, the lo­cal na­ture re­serve and had a ball,”Les added.

Ur­ban Roots were set up to help con­struct com­mu­nity gar­dens, gar­den­ing cour­ses, cook­ery cour­ses and cy­cling cour­ses.

Their next event is the an­nual Hal­lowe’en cel­e­bra­tion.

It takes place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 31, be­tween 4pm and 7pm.

Les said: “The kids make pump­kin lanterns then walk into the woods and en­joy sto­ry­telling around a camp fire. Ev­ery­one is welcome to come along.”

Core of the mat­ter Don­ald Bal­lan­tyne (9), Har­ley McNaughton (2) and Billy Speirs (9) get­ting ready to press the ap­ples into juice

Painted face An­wen Ma­cauley (7), left, and Rhi­an­non Cooper (3) at the Ur­ban Roots harvest fes­ti­val

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