Adopt a garden
Last year we adopted a garden (or two) to support residents who are unable to manage their own for one reason or another. Interestingly, this year, Beautiful Scotland are asking all communities to consider adopting a garden to help older and disabled people. Fortunately, in East Haven we all know our neighbours quite well and you are more likley to find people helping each other out during holidays or times of illness. I suppose that's one of the good things about living in a small rural community in that we tend to know one another in a way that seems to be lost even in small Scottish towns these days. Somehow over the last 30 years the world has become a lonely and isolating place for many people. Was it the emergence of sprawling anonymous housing estates or is it more related to life style and busy working lives? Whatever the cause, it is a real loss to society particularly when more people live alone than ever before. East Haven may not have much going for it in terms of services and facilities but we have people that know one another and speak to one another. Can't put a price on that!