June 2014 News & Events, Woodlands Community Development Trust

food-hub.jpgJune 2014 News & Events, Woodlands Community Development Trust 


A Celebration of Nature in the City
Our bio-diverse project will be celebrating nature over the next 6 months, with a packed programme of walks, talks, events and family activities.

91-111 West Princes Street,
Glasgow G4 9BY

Telephone: 0791950525

Once Upon Today

Sunday 8th June, 11am – 4pm
at Woodlands Community Garden
A seasonal celebration of science, storytelling and ecology. Listen to the tale and science behind traditional plant dyeing techniques and explore the many splendoured wonders of the COLOUR ECOLOGY PROJECT. Plus join in our FAMILY STORYTELLING WORKSHOP telling some short, garden & wildlife friendly stories and teaching you how to make your own storytelling stick enabling you to tell and re-tell the story of your choice with confidence. All washed down with tea and cakes.

From 12 midday we will be helping tidy the streets around the neighbourhood with a COMMUNITY CLEAN UP, so do join us if you can. FREE event, jointly held with Glasgow University Environmental Sustainable Team (GUEST) and part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Nature Walks

Thursday 26th June 2-4pm Fossil Grove

Meeting at Jordanhill train station (Ashwood Gardens, G13 1NU. Dalmuir Line from Glasgow Central Station). We’ll start our walk to Victoria Park and visit this incredibly Regionally Important Geological Site, one of the first places in the world to participate in GeoConservation. The fossil trees will show how different the climate used to be

Friday 27th June 2-4pm Pollok Park

Meeting at Pollockshaws West train station (Pollockshaws Road, G43 1NZ). Visiting a site of Importance for Nature Conservation and having a good look at wildlife along the way. Younger explorers will have their own tick-sheet chance to mark off some of the special plants and animals we may see.

Pop Up Community Cafes

New Regular Dates

Every Monday 6-8pm at Windsor Hall,
1 Windsor Street, G20 7NA
Second Saturday of Month 12-2pm
at Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS
(with creche)
“I love the food”
“Everyone is really friendly and welcoming”
“The food is DELICIOUS!”

If you are feeling isolated or struggling to make ends meet, then our local food social support hub project is now running a weekly pop up community cafe. The cafe provide a FREE hot and healthy meal, cooked by our staff and volunteers used locally sourced ingredients, including food grown at the garden. You can attend the cafe without having to be referred or have a voucher. Most weeks there is someone on hand to give advice on topics such as welfare, housing or health and there are opportunities for you to help at events too.
For more information call 0141 332 9311 or email woodlandscommunityinfo@gmail.com

Grow Your Own Food

Garden Workshop

This Saturday 7th June 3-5pm,

repeated Weds 11th June 6-8pm
Linking in with our food hub project, we are running a series of Grow Your Own Food workshops at Woodlands Community Garden.

This month we are covering the important topic of plant care, pests and diseases.

There is no need to book in advance, but if you need more information contact Roz 0141 332 9311 or via woodlandscommunityfood@gmail.com

Wild Words is our writing group exploring themes around ecology, nature, environment and place. We are taking a break from our regular evening meetings but are hosting a series of writing walks and events over the summer.  Upcoming dates include

Sunday July 13th 2-4pm Family Friendly Storytelling Toddle

Sunday July 20th 1- 4pm Writing Walk Long The River Kelvin

For further info visit our events page
We are also looking for more people to help plan us future activities so get in touch via woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com if you’d like to get more involved.



Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014
Saturday – talks and workshops
Sunday – arts, performance, food and family fun

Tell it slant, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST

Just Imagine with Nick Sharratt Saturday 7th June, 2014, 11.30 Hillhead Library
Elf, Pixie and Fairy Festival, 28th June, 2014 11 a.m. North Kelvin Meadow, G20

This section: Kids and young people, Woodlands Community

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