91-111 West Princes Street,
Glasgow G4 9BY
Details of three upcoming Bio-diverse, reconnecting people to nature events, taking place in May, 2013. Woodland Community Gardens are finalising plans for a whole host of other events in June including a sculpture show on Saturday 1st June and a big lunch and storytelling event on Sunday 16th June. Also GROWING COMMUNITIES, a special event on local food and social justice, being organised by Glasgow Local Food Network on the 20th June.
AMAZING INSECTS, BUG HUNT at the Garden
Sunday 19th May 2-4pm
Come along and witness the array of insects living right under your nose and learn why these often overlooked creatures are natural heroes.
This free family friendly event is a collaboration with our friends at BugLife.
Starting on Thursday 23rd May PERFORMANCE POETRY CLASSES with Viv Gee
Thursdays 6.30 – 8.30pm, 23rd May, 30thMay, 6th June and 13th June with the chance to perform at our summer social event on Sunday 16th June
The first three poetry workshops will focus on writing content and technique by using different approaches to stimulate ideas from the natural surroundings. We will then concentrate on performance skills in the fourth week with a chance to perform a few days later at a Woodlands Community Garden event. Viv Gee is a lecturer in Stand-Up comedy at University of Strathclyde and also teaches poetry skills to adults and children alike. As a performance poet she has previously supported Saul Williams, John Hegley, John Cooper Clarke, Henry Rollins, Edwin Morgan and Jean Binta Breeze.
Saturday 25th May Cycle Trip to Possil Marsh
Meet at the garden at 1.30pm
Possil Marsh is a wild bird sanctuary consisting of marshland swamp and fen around a shallow freshwater lake. 150 different bird species have visited the marsh, 30 of which breed there now. If we are lucky we might see reed bunting, willow warbler and sedge warbler; not to mention unusual plant-life including orchids, ragged robin, and marsh cinquefoil.
Meet at Woodlands Community Garden at 1.30pm or join the route at Maryhill Shopping Centre at 2pm for a lovely 20 minute cycle to Possil Marsh along the canal to Lambhill Stables where you can chain up your bikes for the 40 minute – 1 hour walk around Possil Marsh. The walk is easy and accessible. Children need to be accompanied by adults. More info email Vicki email@example.com Bio-diverse is a project supported by Scottish Natural Heritage
GROWING COMMUNITIES, LOCAL FOOD AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
a Glasgow Local Food Network event
Thursday 20th June 2-8pm
at STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow
GARDEN MEETING SUNDAY MAY 5th at 2pm (at the community garden) West Princes Street
Find out about our plans and how you can get involved
We’ve had some recent good news on the funding front, so have plenty of activities and events that will be taking place over the coming months …. deep breath - we will be restarting our Bio-diverse programme of nature walks, cycle trips, nature clubs for children and nature themed activities for older people - running some spoken word classes and events linked to reconnecting people to nature - expanding our work with families with young children, including creating a children’s zone at the garden, running nature toddles and family food days - running art workshops and events, at the garden and our new gap site, with a sculpture show being lined up for the beginning of June - organising a big summer social, taking place on Sunday 16th June with a community big lunch and lots of environmentally themed activities - helping organise a food and social justice event along with other members of Glasgow Local Food Network, aimed at linking local food projects with those working with people affected by cuts in welfare (provisional date 20 June)
We are also developing plans to - expand the garden’s use as a training venue by external organisations - recruit and support more volunteers from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds - set up a Woodlands Skills Exchange Network as well as fundraising for a new project which will allow us to address issues relating to food poverty through creating food and social hubs
So join us on May 5th to find out how you can get involved.[ Woodlands Community Garden Blog ]
Tuesday 23rd April 6.30pm
at Office meeting room
Basement, 35 Carnarvon Street
Can’t make the meeting, but would like to be involved? Complete a short online survey before the meeting at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V7ZHD33
Information you give will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone, it’s just needed at this stage to help us with our planning and to work out interest in such a scheme.
Ever heard of skill-share and exchange networks? We are looking to develop such a network for the Woodlands area where all members would be able to exchange goods, services and teaching without money. Exchanges would be arranged via bartering or “an hour for an hour”. This could help us all save money, build a stronger community and have a lot of fun. The services do not have to be gardening-related, our garden would just be the hub for the network. Join us on the 23rd April for a meeting to discuss the next steps in setting up such a network. Everyone welcome.
Third birthday celebration of Woodlands Community Garden.With
tasty hot food
comedy and storytelling
spring sowing for indoor growing
We’ll be playing a giant game of pass the parcel, you’ll have the chance to write birthday messages on our new message tree as well as take part in our hands on art-workshop at our new gap site.
Home baking wanted and volunteers on the day join us from 11am to help with setting up.
Free event, but donations welcome[ Woodlands Community Garden Blog ]
Gap Site Access Ramp – one last big team effort needed this weekend
March 15 at 10:00am until March 17 at 4:00pm
Great progress was made last weekend, despite the snow flurries – but we need one final big push to get everything finished in time for our birthday celebration weekend. We will be at the gap site this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 10 -4.
Please do join us if you can, even if for just half an hour, as every little helps.
Woodlands Garden, 127 West Princes Street
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Thursday 21 Feb 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Come find out what animals lurk around the community garden at night. Join us as we visit some local Fox haunts in and around the Woodlands area.
Cannot gaurantee that we will see Foxes, but the odds are quite high. It's also quite exciting to be out when it's just getting dark!
All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear warm clothes and bring a torch.
Woodlands Community Gardens, 91-111 West Princes Street, Glasgow G4 9BY
Saturday 16 Feb 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Everywhere! Now! No physical location!
Hello there! Bit of a funny 'event' this one - it's not a physical event as such just taking the chance to show support with our friends over at North Kelvin meadow - www.thechildrenswood.com - a grand, lovely, wild, utilised by the local community which has been under constant threat of being destroyed by development.
The latest stage of the journey - due to the inability of Glasgow City Council's to adequately represent local opinion - is to try and gather enough support to 'call in' to the Scottish Government the decision by the city council to sell the land and this procedure is the only reason the land was not sold previously in the 1990's.
If anybody had a couple of minutes to review the information and add themselves to the petition to support North Kelvin Meadow we, and they, would be very grateful. Such space in the middle of the city in priceless. Thanks,
A lovely long loop: Monday 11 Feb 2013
Volunteering Opportunities: Thursday 31 Jan 2013
Nature Detectives Walk: Wednesday 30 Jan 2013
Happy New Year: Wednesday 9 Jan 2013
Winter Celebrations and Growing Space for 2013: Tuesday 20 Nov 2012
End of Growing Season Garden Review Meeting: Tuesday 6 Nov 2012
Hallowe'en at Woodlands: Monday 22 Oct 2012
Meat Free Mondays: Wednesday 26 Sep 2012
Food For All Seasons : Autumn Programme: Tuesday 11 Sep 2012
Harvest Festival: Wednesday 29 Aug 2012
Woodlands Art Network: Friday 24 Aug 2012
Harvest Festival and other events: Monday 13 Aug 2012
Food For All Seasons Programme: Tuesday 24 Jul 2012
July Update: Friday 6 Jul 2012
Woodlands Community Garden Wins Award!: Friday 15 Jun 2012
Grow More With Woodlands Community Garden: Thursday 17 May 2012
Spring into Action: Wednesday 11 Apr 2012
Urgent Meeting - Funding Turned Down by Scottish Government: Wednesday 14 Mar 2012
Draught Busting DIY: Wednesday 18 Jan 2012
Yuletide festivities: Tuesday 6 Dec 2011
Free Bike Classes - 3rd December: Monday 21 Nov 2011
Apply to share a raised bed and Christmas Party: Tuesday 15 Nov 2011
Growing Together: Friday 28 Oct 2011
Continued Autumn Events: Wednesday 12 Oct 2011
Harvest Festival: Friday 7 Oct 2011
Pre Harvest Festival:: Friday 23 Sep 2011
Garden work times and current work being undertaken: Wednesday 17 Aug 2011
Woodlands Community Garden And Climate Action Hub : Events Update: Saturday 6 Aug 2011
Things to do in the garden this summer: Friday 29 Jul 2011
Woodlands Community Garden And Energy Awareness Hub: Tuesday 12 Jul 2011
Old Folks Hit a New Groove plus West End Festival Event: Thursday 19 May 2011
This weekend at the community garden: Friday 13 May 2011
Date change for Forest Gardening Workshop: Thursday 7 Apr 2011
Forest Gardening: Saturday 2 Apr 2011
Spring 2011: Friday 25 Mar 2011
DIY Draught Busting Workshops: Monday 28 Feb 2011
Almost one year old: Friday 25 Feb 2011
Green Festiv Gathering: Thursday 16 Dec 2010
Winter Weather: Friday 10 Dec 2010
What's On at Woodlands Community Garden: Thursday 18 Nov 2010[ RSS .91 RSS 2 ]