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Aw man, that's rubbish! I hope they get funding elsewhere.

Hope so, lynnski. The project won't be disappearing - not yet anyway but they will loose workers and resources.

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This week-end:

Great Garden Transformations

24th and 25th March

Saturday at 1:00pm until Sunday at 5:00pm

Woodlands Community Garden, 91-111 West Princes St

Spring is springing! And we would like to spruce up the gardens and finish off our beds to make the place an even more wonderful haven for people and beasties for the summer.

Please come along on Saturday and Sunday afternoon 1-5ish this weekend to help us with some bed building and landscaping, raspberry support making and more...

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Grow More With Woodlands Community Garden

We've just put the finishing touches to a month long programme of free workshops and events taking place in our community garden. There will be a heady mix of garden workshops, arts, crafts, talks, food, music and beastly happenings all taking place in the garden on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings from next week until the end of June.

You are also invited to a special event that marks the launch of our programme. This is taking place on Wednesday 23rd May in the community garden as part of Scotland's Bio-diversity Week.

One And Many Animals

Wednesday 23rd May 6 - 8pm

Visual art exhibition featuring the work of Olivia Bliss, Jamie Clements, Vicki Fleck, Pete Fleming, Katrine Holmgren, Christine Leathem, Nina Wesolowski, Allyce Wood

Weasel words

Prose. Poetry and Provocation

Pot luck BBQ bring a dish to share

+ Live music

We will also be in the garden this Sunday (20th May) from 12-4 where you can join us for our regular community gardening day and help us in making the garden grow.

Hope to see you soon

Want to find out more about the garden? Come along to our communal garden session Sundays from 12-4 or Wednesday from 3-8pm.

Programme of free events - May/June 2012

www.woodlandscommunitygarden.or.uk

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Woodlands Community Garden Wins Award!

Last night Woodlands Community Garden were thrilled to win the award for Best Environmental Initiative in Glasgow. At an awards ceremony held in the People's Palace, we were delighted to accept this prize given to us by Glasgow Evening Times as part of their Streets Ahead initiative. The award is great recognition for all the hard work that has gone into making Woodlands Community Garden such a vibrant community led project. Ten of us were at the awards ceremony last night, but the prize is shared amongst us all : without all your digging, planting, building, cooking, sowing, energy, enthusiasm and great team-work we wouldn't have been able to win this prize - so a huge thank you to all of you who have contributed to our success. You can read more about the awards in a special Souvenir Edition of the Evening Times which comes out later today. (Friday 15th June, 2012)

Upcoming Events

We've got a hectic couple of weeks, so here is a quick reminder of our main events coming up

Sunday 17th June 2-5pm Crafty Garden Day (In The Garden)

Our retro crafty garden day with sewing, knitting, decorating, bunting making and recycled crafts. Bring some cakes or home baking to share if you can and join in the fun. Oh and help us celebrate winning our award :-)

Sunday 24th June 1-4pm Midsummer Picnic (In The Garden)

As part of the West End Festival, Bring your friends, neighbours and family for a pot luck picnic, explore the garden and listen to music and story-telling. At 3pm take part in the Big Game for adults and kids. All sorts of enjoyable nonsense! Bring food to share.

Wednesday 27th June 7pm Woodlands Community Development Trust Agm (At Albany Centre)

Join us at the Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS for our Annual General Meeting. For those of you who don't know Woodlands Community Development Trust are the charity who manage the Community Garden and are made up of local residents working together for the benefit of the Woodlands community. Our AGM will be a great chance for you find out more about our activities and ways you can get involved in the work we are doing outwith the community garden. We will also be updating people about our plans for the gap site at 127 West Princes Street which we started to clear last weekend.

Thursday 28th June 6-9pm Greece: Our Present Is Your Future. Film And Discussion Event (Albany Centre)

Also taking place at the Albany Centre, this collaboration with Camcorder Guerillas and Reel News could not be more topical. It will feature the Scottish Premiere of new films made by Reel News, a video activist collective from London www.reelnews.co.uk. The films explore the causes and affects of Greece's economic crisis and highlight the communities trying to build an alternative.

Advance Notice Talk from Bumblebee Conservation Trust : Wednesdays 1st August 6-8pm.

Bumblebees are the sound of summer, but their numbers have been greatly declining. Anthony McCluskey from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be coming to the community garden to talk about bumblebees and how we can help them by gardening in ways that help them. Put the date in your diary and come along to make the garden buzz.

Communal Garden Sessions & Garden Workshops

And don't forget we'll be in the garden every Sunday from 12-4 and Wednesday from 3-8 so come along then and pop into our informal garden workshops. This Sunday we'll be chatting about compost at 1pm and talking tips on growing tomatos after that.

Happy Growing and see you soon

www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk

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there was a bit on tv last night about changing the regs so that joe public can plant/grow veg's etc on any piece of common or unused land around.

great idea i thought

I agree, tig. I've seen a few programmes about reclaiming land and growing turnips around lamp posts at bus stops. It's amazing how many lettuce you can grow from one wee packet from the pound shop. More folk should get into it. There's a lot of horrible derelict spaces around.

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Midsummer Picnic

Woodlands Gardens

Sunday, June 24, 2012

12:00pm until 4:00pm

Bring your friends, neighbours and family for a pot luck picnic, explore the garden and enjoy this urban oasis. Join us for a herb walk and take part in the BIG GAME for adults and kids. All sorts of enjoyable nonsense!

1PM- herb walk

3PM - BIG GAME

91-111 West Princes Street

www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/

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Meat Free Mondays

Free bookable - Meat Free Monday Cookery Classes

Woodlands Community Gardens

October 8 at 6:30pm until November 26 at 8:30pm

Fred Paton Centre, Woodlands

Food For All Seasons Cookery

International menus, local ingredients

You may select up to 3 classes from the following menu options:

Week 1 Monday 8 October: Iranian Starters & Snacks

Week 2 Monday 15 October: Indian Starters & Snacks

Week 3 Monday 22nd October: Iranian Main Courses

Week 4 Monday 29th October: Indian Main Courses

Week 5 Monday 5th November: Middle Eastern Starters & Snacks

Week 6 Monday 12th November: Chinese Starters & Snacks

Week 7 Monday 19th November: Middle Eastern Main Courses

Week 8 Monday 26th November: Chinese Main Courses

Can be combined with an extra serving of cookery activity by signing up to Cooking with a Conscience and be trained to cook meals for destitute asylum seekers.

Please get in touch to book - email

woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk

91-111 West Princes Street, Woodlands, Glasgow G4 9BY

91-111 West Princes Street

www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/

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Hallowe'en at Woodlands

HALLOWEEN SOCIAL

Sunday 28th October 3-5pm at the Community Garden

Light up the dark evenings with our souper spooky halloween swede and pumpkin themed lantern making social. Harvest the last of our crops from the garden for warming soup and bake potatos in our clay oven. Bring your favourite toppings for your potatos and other food to share if you can. Free family friendly event.

ANNUAL GARDEN REVIEW MEETING

Sunday 11th November 2pm - 4pm at KSD Buddhist Centre, 7 Ashley Street Join us to reflect on the past growing year and help us plan for 2013. Discussed what worked well, what needs improving and find out the latest on our funding situation. Also decide on system for allocating raised beds in 2013. Everyone welcome

COMMUNAL GARDENING TIMES and HUB WORK-TEAM VOLUNTEERS

Our winter communal gardening times are now operating. This means you can join us in the garden every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 and on Sundays 11-5. There are still plenty of winter maintenance tasks to be undertaken. In particular we are looking for a group of volunteers with DIY skills to help us in improving our hub building from November onwards. Get in touch if you can help or speak to Vicki in the garden for more information.

RAISED BEDS FOR 2013

We will be advertising opportunities to apply for a raised bed growing space in 2013 shortly after our November garden meeting. If you are interested in having a raised bed then we'd encourage you to come to our meeting on November 11th to find out more. If you cannot make it please email us at woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com and we'll send you out more details in due course.

COOKERY CLASSES

Our cookery classes are now all full, but we are still taking names of people who are interested in attending so we can decide about future courses. So if you fill in the booking form we can add you on to our reserve list.

SAVE THE DATE : Sunday December 9th

GARDEN CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

More details coming soon

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GARDEN MEETING
SUNDAY MAY 5th at 2pm (at the community garden)

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.

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WOODLANDS COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWS AND EVENTS SUPER SUNDAY SKILL SWAP – THIS SUNDAY 21st July

Join us for a fun and interactive event this Sunday 21st July at 2pm.
We’ll be testing out ideas for a future skills exchange network and piloting a limited edition alternative Woodlands currency.
Everyone has something they are good at or enjoy doing, so come along and see what skills you can swap with.
Bring a picnic lunch to share if you can.

BUGS, BUTTERFLIES AND WILDFLOWERS

FAMILY EXPLORATION DAYS 9/10 AUGUST
Our new bio-diverse worker will be joining us on 5th August, and we are already have plans for more activities to help you reconnect to nature. On Friday 9th August (11-1) there will be a butterfly walk in Garscadden Woods near Drumchapel, meeting at the garden at 10.15 and traveling there by bus. Then on Saturday 10th August there will be a wildflower planting afternoon (2-4) in Kelvingrove Park. Details of both events, held jointly with BugLife are on the attached flyer. For other Bio-diverse events keep checking our events updates on our website.

BEGINNERS COMPOSTING TALK

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2-3pm
Two thirds of what we throw out can actually be composted. Find out how you can make some ‘black magic’ for your garden – using household waste and without costing you a penny!

WOODLANDS WORKSPACE Following the erection of our workspace information sign at our new gap site, we’ve had a number of enquiries about the progress of our plans. To help answer these queries we’ve prepared an updated newsletter with more information and this is attached. HARVEST – THREE WEEKS OF WALKS, TALKS AND ACTIVITIES

7th – 29th SEPTEMBER
Our Harvest celebrations will take a slightly different format this year. Rather than just one big event – we are going to have 3 weeks of activities! Our programme themes will vary from exploring the land, celebrating the commons and investigating the science behind our green spaces. This will be culminating with a community harvest celebration event on Sunday 29th September. We’ll update you next month with more details.

NEW PROJECT COMING SOON – LOCAL FOOD AND SOCIAL SUPPORT HUBS

In the autumn we will be launching a new local food initiative designed to help reduce social isolation and tackle issues around food poverty. This innovative and exciting partnership project (made possible by Big Lottery Support and Connect fund), will will see us running local food and social support hubs at a range of community venues, extending our programme of free cookery classes and providing more volunteering opportunities and training. We’ll get back to you in a wee while with more information.

- See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/woodlands-community-garden-news-and-events/#sthash.knSyg7lA.dpuf
WOODLANDS COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWS AND EVENTS SUPER SUNDAY SKILL SWAP – THIS SUNDAY 21st July

Join us for a fun and interactive event this Sunday 21st July at 2pm.
We’ll be testing out ideas for a future skills exchange network and piloting a limited edition alternative Woodlands currency.
Everyone has something they are good at or enjoy doing, so come along and see what skills you can swap with.
Bring a picnic lunch to share if you can.

BUGS, BUTTERFLIES AND WILDFLOWERS

FAMILY EXPLORATION DAYS 9/10 AUGUST
Our new bio-diverse worker will be joining us on 5th August, and we are already have plans for more activities to help you reconnect to nature. On Friday 9th August (11-1) there will be a butterfly walk in Garscadden Woods near Drumchapel, meeting at the garden at 10.15 and traveling there by bus. Then on Saturday 10th August there will be a wildflower planting afternoon (2-4) in Kelvingrove Park. Details of both events, held jointly with BugLife are on the attached flyer. For other Bio-diverse events keep checking our events updates on our website.

BEGINNERS COMPOSTING TALK

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2-3pm
Two thirds of what we throw out can actually be composted. Find out how you can make some ‘black magic’ for your garden – using household waste and without costing you a penny!

WOODLANDS WORKSPACE Following the erection of our workspace information sign at our new gap site, we’ve had a number of enquiries about the progress of our plans. To help answer these queries we’ve prepared an updated newsletter with more information and this is attached. HARVEST – THREE WEEKS OF WALKS, TALKS AND ACTIVITIES

7th – 29th SEPTEMBER
Our Harvest celebrations will take a slightly different format this year. Rather than just one big event – we are going to have 3 weeks of activities! Our programme themes will vary from exploring the land, celebrating the commons and investigating the science behind our green spaces. This will be culminating with a community harvest celebration event on Sunday 29th September. We’ll update you next month with more details.

NEW PROJECT COMING SOON – LOCAL FOOD AND SOCIAL SUPPORT HUBS

In the autumn we will be launching a new local food initiative designed to help reduce social isolation and tackle issues around food poverty. This innovative and exciting partnership project (made possible by Big Lottery Support and Connect fund), will will see us running local food and social support hubs at a range of community venues, extending our programme of free cookery classes and providing more volunteering opportunities and training. We’ll get back to you in a wee while with more information.

- See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/woodlands-community-garden-news-and-events/#sthash.knSyg7lA.dpuf
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In Harmony with Nature Singing Workshops (Harvest 2013)

Woodlands Garden, 91 – 111 West Princes Street, West End

September 12 at 6:30pm until September 26 at 8:00pm

Be inspired by the beauty of the community garden to sign songs that reconnect you to nature. Learn the craft of both writing and singing simple songs that all can enjoy. Free workshops part of our Harvest 2013 celebrations.

1) Thursday 12th Sept 6.30-8.00 Intro to singing
2) Sunday 15th Sept 2- 5 Intro to songwriting
3) Thurs 19th Sept 6.30 – 8.00 Singing with one voice
4) Thurs 26th Sept 6.30 – 8.00 Singing Together

Register in advance by emailing your name and a contact number to woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com

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Easter Family Fun Sessions and Nature Walks Woodlands Community Gardens, 16-18 April, 2014
woodlands.jpgEaster Family Fun Sessions and Nature Walks

Woodlands Community Gardens

Plenty of fun line up this Easter with three chances to join in outdoor play at the community garden. All sessions are free and no booking required.

Wednesday 16th 11am – 12 midday CLOUDS AND SKY using mirrors to explore the worlds above us

Thursday 17th 11am – 12 midday MESSY PLAY wear old clothes and be prepared to get messy!

Friday 18th 11am – 12 midday ROCK ART use paints to create a pebble friend or pre-historic rock art work

CLOUD SPOTTING WALK

Wednesday 16th April, 2pm to 4pm
We’ll start at Woodside Library (343 St George’s Rd, Kelvingrove, Glasgow G3 6JQ ) and take a walk up to the canal and over into Possilpark, taking time to observe the sky along the way. The ‘paths’ in Possilpark are grass tracks and do get muddy so please wear sturdy footwear.

The first of three walks this week.
Also happening
Thursday 17th: Spring Woodland Walk to Dawsholm Park (meeting 2pm at Maryhill Burgh Halls)
Friday 18th: Geology Along the Kelvin (meeting 2pm at Kibble Palace in Botanics)

Full details at http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/events/

EASTER NATURE WALKS

Woodlands Community Garden

Thursday 17 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Maryhill Burgh Halls to Dawsholm Park

SPRINGTIME WOODLAND WALK
Thursday 17th April, 2pm to 4pm
Springtime Woodland Walk; Come and explore Dawsholm Park, the mature woodland provides cover for a wide range of plants and animals. We will spend time observing many species of trees, plants, birds and animals. Starting from Maryhill Burgh Halls (24 Gairbraid Ave, Glasgow G20 8YE)

The second of three walks this week.
Also happening
Weds 16th: Cloud Spotting Walk (meeting 2pm at Woodside Library)
Friday 18th: Geology Along the Kelvin (meeting 2pm at Kibble Palace in Botanics)

Full details at http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/events/

EASTER NATURE WALKS

Woodlands Community Garden

Friday, April 18 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Kibble Palace and then along the Kelvin

GEOLOGY ALONG THE KELVIN

Friday 18th April, 2pm to 4pm

Join us to discover the fascinating past of Glasgow through geology. We will be joined by Strathclyde Geoconservation to lead us through the history of the rocks. Starting from The Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens (730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE).

The last of three walks this week.
Also happening
Weds 16th: Cloud Spotting Walk (meeting 2pm at Woodside Library)
Thursday 17th: Springtime Woodland Walk to Dawsholm Park (meeting 2pm at Maryhill Burgh Halls)

Full details at http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/events/

- See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/easter-family-fun-sessions-and-nature-walks-woodlands-community-gardens-16-18-april-2014/#sthash.synWaDlA.dpuf
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