Added on Friday 15 Jun 2012
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)
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 :-)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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