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On Sunday the 10th of April we are having a 'Forest Gardening' workshop, which is detailed as follows:

* What are the desirable characteristics of a plant for this type of garden?

* Perennials - annuals - bulbs and tubers

* Making the most of Shade and Woodland Edge - choosing right plant for each situation - plant selection exercise

* Practical - Preparing the ground

* Break

* Roll-call of ground cover perennials - defining site, spacing, special requirements of those being planted. Get suggestions for others and good companions.

* Planning exercise followed by planting

* What now? How to maintain, use, harvest, propagate and multiply these perennials - interactive exercise.

* Summary and questions.

The workshop will run from 12 - 5 and the cost of the day is just £5. If you are interested please do email back so we can book you a place, it will be a very interesting workshop, and well worth it.

Opening hours

The community garden is open as always on Saturday and Sundays from 12 - 5. we still have trees to plant and beds to make and seeds to sow and buildings to build and lots of things to do so if you would like to come down at any time,please do pop in.

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Looks fab. Hope the sun shines. smile.gif

I should try to get along, harper. These gardening projects in the middle of cities are a great and, fortunately growing, trend.

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DATE CHANGE - NO LONGER ON SUNDAY 10TH BUT SATURDAY 9TH APRIL

Forest Gardening Workshop

The date for the Forest Gardening Workshop has changed, and is now running this Saturday 9th April from 12 - 5 at the community garden.

We will be planting Damson trees, Caraway, Alpine Basil-thyme, Wild Strawberries, Serpent Garlic, White Chives, Wild Mountain Thyme and other such lovely sensory and herbal plants. As well this, we are sowing wild flower meadows on site and learning all about planting perennials for shade, food and the benefit of wildlife.

The session is being facilitated by a very experienced gardener and costs just £5 which, in our humble opinion, is well worth it. It would be lovely to see you there and we hope to do so on Saturday!

Film Night at the Community Garden

Thursday the 7th April from 7.30pm, we are having a film night at the community garden in association with Edible Egilsay, where we will be showing 'From Earth to the Pot' - about urban food production in Lima - and other different short films all about food. The event is free and will be a lot of fun.

This weekend at the Community Garden

This weekend we will be in the community garden on Saturday from 12 - 5 and Sunday from 12 - 6 if anyone was wanting to come along and to see what's happening, we would love to see you there.

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Job vacancies:

There are two job vacancies coming up at the Woodlands Community Garden, please find attached the information for both - project manager and volunteer coordinator. If you are interested or know anyone who would be interested then please share.

Garden opening hours.

The garden will be open again this weekend from 12 - 5 Saturday and Sunday and also today, Thursday, from 6 - 8pm if you were wanting to come down during those times.

Site Supervisors.

Would you be interested in volunteering a couple of hours to help site supervise at the community garden? We are lookiong for folk to help supervise the weekend opening hours at the community garden, as well as possibly some weekday evening times. If you would be interested please email or phone 07919505256 for more information. If anyone has any suggestions, proposals and ideas for events and activities they would like to run at the garden, please do get in touch as well. Now that it is summer it would be lovely to have lots of events and activities in this lovely weather.

woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com

http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk

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Information received today from Adam Waldron-Blain - Woodlands Community Garden:

I'm starting this Wednesday night (11 May) at 9:00pm with the first Woodlands round of Manhunt, an inclusive weekly hide-and-seek game which I've run for the last few years in Edmonton, Canada. We'll meet at the Community Garden and play in the area for about an hour. The weekly games are organised through the website http://manhunt-glasgow.tumblr.com and a few more details about how it works are given there—but really all you need to do is show up, and we'll take care of the rest then.

Even if you're a bit nervous about running around in Woodlands at night, I'll also be giving a short talk about my practice and the Woodlands projects on Saturday at 1:00 pm, hopefully to be followed by a bit of discussion. As well as organising games on the streets, I'll be spending the month making music in some of the forgotten spaces in the neighbourhood, and I'll have some information on the weekend about when you can come find me performing and what it's all about.

I'll be running Manhunt on Wednesdays and exploring the space with my violin through the first week of June, and will cap it off with a new participatory game project on Sunday 5 June. I hope you'll come join me over the month.

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This weekend at the community garden

We will be in the garden again this week from 12 - at least 5 on Saturday and Sunday and it would be great to see you there. We still have a lot of work to do to finish off the garden and have recently suffered some vandalism on the hub, which we need to make secure and will be focussing on this weekend, it would be great to ensure the site is secure and safe for all to use.

Meeting this Sunday in the garden

Between 2 - 4 this Sunday we will be having a meeting in the garden to discuss how things are working, what could be done differently and how we can take the project forward through the summer, anybody is welcome to attend and it would be great to get your input into the future of the garden. If you were interested in taking on a more hands on role as a site supervisor helping to facilitate open days on the site then that would be great as well. Come along and have your say.

Old Folk Hits a New Groove - Friday the 20th May

On Friday the 20th of May we will be having an event in the garden from 7 - 10pm which includes dinner and live folk music from Bard and others, in aid of the Woodlands Community Garden and Edible Egilsay (http://www.edibleegilsay.wordpress.com/). Suggested donation of £4 for the dinner and music, it would be lovely to see you there.

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July Newsletter

1. Events In The Garden

Garden work day Saturday 16th July 12-5 p.m.

Help us with landscaping, tidying communal areas, weeding and watering. Come along to help us finish building a community garden for all to share and enjoy.

GROW Monday evenings starting 25th July 5pm - 8pm.

Garden Revolution of West End invite you to our new weekly sessions. To carry out work maintaining the garden, plotting new garden share and back- court growing ideas and sharing skills. Bring food to share and join us to sow the seeds of change!

Rudimentary Perfection Sunday 17th July Bike tour of Murals and Film Screening.

The garden will be one stop on a tour of sites that have had a mural make-over thanks to street artists commissioned by Recoat Gallery. Meet at Recoat Gallery, 323 North Woodside Road at 2pm for bike tour and 4pm for film screening. More details

2. Turning Woodlands Green Together

Work is underway on our Climate Action project. We are finalising plans for a series of events connected with turning Woodlands Green, ranging from encouraging people to grow their own food in back-courts; providing advice about becoming more energy efficient and promoting cycling and car-sharing. Our next Garden update will give you more information about events we are planning on August 13th (local food event in collaboration with Stravaigin restaurant) and September (sustainable energy and transport). Get in touch if you wanted to find out more or help in any way.

3. Harvest Festival

On Saturday 8th October Woodlands Community Garden will be celebrating the end of the growing year with a harvest festival. Organised in collaboration with leading environmental arts company NVA, it will take place from 12pm - 4pm. Put the date in your diary and we will update you soon with more details.

4. New Staff In Post

The Community Garden has two new part-time workers. Tim Cowen is working 3 days a week as Project Manager overseeing the work of the Garden's Climate Action Project which is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. Joyce Morgan has joined the team one day per week to support our wonderful team of volunteers and encourage more people to get involved. Nina Wesolowski is now working 2 days a week as our Energy Awareness Officer.

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Woodlands Community Garden And Climate Action Hub : Events Update

There's lots coming up in the garden over the next couple of months, so here is a list of dates for your diaries. We'll be sending out publicity materials and booking information for our urban growing, creative containers and local food event over the next week as well as distributing the publicity for our big Harvest Festival on 8th October. We are also planning a range of activities relating to energy efficiency and sustainable transport and will let you know dates of these events as soon as things are finalised. Our contact details are at the end of this email.

Garden And Climate Action Meeting

Sunday 14th August 2pm-4pm

Our regular monthly meeting, taking place the second Sunday of the month. A chance to find out what's happening, get involved and share ideas for future activities. Everyone Welcome.

Every Monday from 5pm - 8pm

GROW (Garden Revolutions of the West End) MONDAY EVENING SESSIONS A chance to help us with landscaping and looking after the garden as well as plotting ideas for further urban growing. Come along to get involved and bring food to share. Next session is this Monday 8th August.

Urban Growing Course: Compost and Worms

Sunday 28th August 2pm - 5pm

Urban Growing Course : Gardening for Wildlife

Monday 29th August 5pm - 7.30 pm

Garden And Climate Action Meeting

Sunday 11th September 2pm - 4pm

Local Food Event At Stravaigin Restaurant

Saturday 17th September 12pm - 3pm

Getting animated about local food : food, films and discussion event. Followed by a tour of the garden from 3-4pm.

Urban Growing Course: Planting for the winter

Sunday 18th September 2pm - 5pm

Urban Growing Course: Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers

Monday 19th September 5pm - 7.30pm

Creative Containers Weekend Course

Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October, 1- 4pm

Turning scrap and waste materials into beautiful containers for growing your own vegetables and herbs.

Harvest Festival in collaboration with NVA

Saturday 8th October 12pm - 4pm

Celebrate the end of the growing season with a full afternoon of activities. More details to follow soon

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Garden Work Times : Extended opening hours

From now until the end of September the garden will be open each week at the following times for people to come along and help us with work in the garden

Mondays 5-8pm

Thursdays 5-8pm

Sundays 12 midday - 5pm

There's plenty of work still to be done in the garden, including:

* creating a disabled access ramp,

* building more raised beds,

* digging a pond (being made out of an old bath!)

* erecting our sign and notice-board

* tidying up our woodstore

* painting fences

* planting wildflower areas

* finishing our climate action hub meeting space

* landscaping our social meeting area

* turning an old wooden waffle van into into an energy awareness roadshow stall

We are having a big push on getting this work completed ahead of our big harvest festival event on 8th October, so please come along and help if you can! All tools and equipment provided, but please wear hard shoes and bring waterproofs and some food to share.

Advance Notice: Bike Dates For Your Diary

Tuesdays 13th, 20th and 27th September : Bike maintenance workshops Sunday 30th October : Spooky sponsored Halloween fancy dress fundraising bike ride extravaganza..NOT TO BE MISSED! More details soon....

http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk

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More Old Folk Hits, a New equinox Groove

Friday 23rd September, 6.30 - 9.30pm

at Woodlands Community Garden

91-111 West Princes Street

Summer is officially drawing to a close, the hurricane has passed and the Woodlands gardens still stand tall and looking amazing. To experience them in equinox splendour come along on Friday 23rd September, from 6.30- 9.30pm, for a musical fundraiser and celebration of all things autumnal.

We will be joined by the amazingly talented violinist extraordinaire Max Baillie (www.maxbaillie.com) who's in town for a gig at the City Halls. Max will be treating us to tunes and story songs (think 300 year old boatmen, willow tree dwelling babies) amongst the veggies... and that's not all, there will be folky support from other musical minstrels, yummy curry (or something equally tempting), steaming Chai and other magical happenings...

We'll be taking donations on the door and for food with money going to support Edible Egilsay and Woodlands Community Garden. Edible Egilsay (edibleegilsay.wordpress.com) is a community garden in Orkney growing tasty greens for the Orkney Solstice festival and other local folk.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, kids, dogs, stories, jokes, an instrument, bellies and ears.

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Pre Harvest Festival:

Weekend Workshop Specials!

It's just two weeks until our big Harvest Festival, taking place in collaboration with NVA on Saturday 8th October from 12-4pm. In preparation for Harvest there will be special workshops taking place in the garden on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October.

Creative Containers

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October,

1-4pm Glasgow's streets and lanes are often cluttered with junk. Why not turn some of that waste into pots to be proud of? Includes an urban forage for waste materials and the chance to enter your container into our Harvest Festival's creative container competition. Please let us know if you are coming by reserving your space in advance.

Saturday 1st Oct 1pm-4pm

Container growing tips Urban forage for suitable materials Cleaning and preparing your containers

Sunday 2nd Oct 1-4pm

Designing and decorating your containers How to look after your plants and containers Ideas for building more containers after the course

About the Course

practical hands-on course with materials provided or foraged on the day.

to get the most out of the course you need to be able to attend both sessions.

please wear sturdy shoes and warm/waterproof clothing

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To Reserve Your Place

Email us back with your name, address/postcode, telephone number.

Model clay oven workshop

Sunday 2nd October 3-4pm

In the lead up to the big day, Stephen Skrynka will be running a FREE family friendly workshop exploring the key techniques used to build a pizza oven, and you will have the chance to make your own mini model oven out of clay to take home. No booking needed, just come along. More details about the workshop and other NVA pizza related activity attached!

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Harvest Festival

This Saturday! 8th October, 12 midday - 4pm The final Harvest event of 2011 is being hosted by Woodlands Community Garden on West Princes St, this Saturday . The NVA Glasgow Harvest is a celebration of local food being hosted by community gardens in the South, East, North and West of the city this autumn. An irreverent homage to the village fete - centred on the Harvest Meal - each celebration will feature live music, communal cooking, food sharing, workshops and competitions. New work by visual artists will draw inspiration from the people and garden spaces that make urban growing in Glasgow so unique. It's a family friendly event, with facepainting and other children's activities.

During the festival our Climate Action Hub will be buzzing with activity. You can:

visit our Red Energy Stall to find out how you can stay warm and reduce your bills

take part in a Local Food Networking Game (2.30-3.30pm)

have your bike serviced for free by Dr Bike (12-2.30)

commit to reduce your carbon, by signing one of our Climate Pledges

be inspired to grow your own by taking a Garden Tour

find out about our Creative Containers made from recycled junk

get info on upcoming courses and events such as our Meat Free Monday Vegetarian Cookery Classes

Visit our Information Stall to find out more and chat to us about how you can get involved in our garden and climate action hub.

Get there by bike!

A free escorted bike ride supported by Free Wheel North will set off from North Kelvin Meadow (Clouston Street end) at 12pm on the day. Find out more about North Kelvinside Meadow at http://northkelvinmeadow.com/

Other ways you can join in

We'd like you to bring some things with you...

Donate surplus produce you have grown

Got any spare fruit or veggies? Bring them along so they can be turned into puddings, soups, pakora or other delights by a team of local cooks

Make food to share in a huge open air meal

Bring a vegetarian dish to share, featuring at least one locally grown ingredient.

Design and plant up a Creative Container

Choose an unusual object to grow something in and enter it in the competition.

Bring a jar to the tasting station

Make your own jam, chutney, pickles or preserves and bring a jar, along with the recipe, for a mass tasting. Oatcakes, crackers and cheese provided!

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Meat Free Mondays, Vegetarian Cookery Classes

International Menus, Local Ingredients

Low on carbon, High on taste

be inspired to change the way you eat.

take a pledge to give up meat for one day

learn tips about how to reduce food waste

help us to reduce carbon together

Monday evenings

from 7th November to 12th December

6.30pm - 8.30pm

at KSD Glasgow, Buddhist Centre, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR

Places Need To Be Booked In Advance

Book 3 classes out of 6.

if oversubscribed, priority will be given to people living or working in Woodlands area

Full programme and booking instructions on the attached document (both pdf and word versions attached)

TWO OTHER EVENTS COMING SOON

Stay warm, Save Money, Save the Planet

Remember, Remember the 12th of November

An energy themed event to help you cut your fuel bills and reduce your carbon emissions Soup, films, discussion : taking place from 1-4pm at the Woodlands Gardens on Saturday 12th November

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Saturday 12th November 1-4PM

Stay warm, Save Money, Save the Planet, Remember, Remember the 12th of November

Soup, films, discussion : taking place at the Woodlands Community Garden An energy themed event to help you cut your fuel bills and reduce your carbon emissions.

Bring your bike to help power the generator! Bring your favourite CDs to play. Keep warm with our Souper Broth and find out how you can cut your fuel bills this winter.

Sunday 13th November 1-4pm

Growing Together. Plotting the Future.

At Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington St, G3 6DT

An open meeting to review our first year of growing and discuss our growing plans for 2012. Everyone Welcome - even if not previously involved in the garden. If you are interested in applying for a raised bed or assisting with our communal growing, but cannot make it to the meeting - please get in touch and we will send you out more details about how you can apply for a growing space in 2012.

Wednesday 30th November

Fuel Efficient Driving Lessons (50% discount for early bookers!)

Bookings are now being taken for our Fuel-efficient driving lessons. Save up to 15% on your petrol bills, by coming on our training and improving your driving technique. Each lesson lasts for 50 minutes and is carried out by an approved driving instructor, accredited by the Energy Saving Trust. The normal cost of these lessons is £40, and thanks to Energy Savings Trust we've brought the costs down still further to £12. On top of this Woodlands Garden are offering to pay half of this fee for people who book before November 16th. Meaning that your lesson would just cost just £6.

Time slots are available from between 9.00 am and 3.20pm. Pick up and drop off from Albany Centre, GCVS - just round the corner from our community garden. Full driving license is required. To book a place please email woodlandscommunitygarden@gmail.com with your name, address,telephone number and preferred lesson time. If you need any more information please get in touch. If you can't make it on 30 November, but would be interested in attending on another date - please let us know and we will put you on our waiting list for repeat sessions.

Meat Free Mondays : Vegetarian Cookery Classes

The first four weeks of our course are now about full - but we are still taking bookings for Weeks 5 (5th December) and Week 6 (12th December). If you missed out on the earlier weeks, then its still worth sending in a booking form so that we can put you on our reserve list in case,as usually happens, some people drop out. Full details attached. We also hope to run some similar courses again in the New Year.

Monday Grow Sessions

Meeting Monday evenings 6-8pm in Beanscene on Woodlands Road to mulch over ideas for spreading the garden revolution across the West End, in particular planning garden share schemes and back-court growing packs.

Plus Advance Notice

Saturday December 3rd

11am -1pm & 2pm-4pm

Adult Bike tuition in collaboration with Glasgow Bike Station Get in touch to find out more (we'll send out more details soon)

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Want to Share a Raised Bed During 2012 : Apply Now!

Applications are now being taken for people interested in having a raised bed growing space at Woodlands Community Garden during 2012.

If you had a raised bed during 2011 and would like to have a raised bed again in 2012 or haven't had a raised bed before, but would like to apply for one

Then we need you to complete a short online applicaton form

The current deadline for getting your application back to us is Friday 16th December.

We hope to make a decision on who gets a raised bed during January 2012, with growing spaces available from mid February 2012 onwards. We will be arranging induction workshops for new growers, so don't be put off from applying if you haven't had previous growing experience.

It's likely that more people will apply than there are places, so priority will be given to people who are living or working in Woodlands. To maximise the number of people who can have a growing space you will be given a share of a raised bed rather than a full bed.

We are also exploring ways of expanding communal growing outwith the raised beds, including working closely with GROW on a garden share scheme. If you don't feel you can commit to having a raised bed, but would be interested in helping out with communal growing and/or a garden share scheme please let us know via by email

Communal work session in the garden

Saturday 26th November

12 midday - dusk

Join us in the garden for a winter garden work session. There's still lots to do in a garden at this time of year and we need help in getting things ready for winter. So even if you can only pop by for an hour, or haven't been to the garden before you would be most welcome to join us.

Garden Meeting/Christmas Social

Sunday 11th December

Our last garden meeting of 2011 will be at 2-3pm on Sunday 11th December (venue to confirm). This will be followed by a seasonal social gathering. More details to follow - but put the date in you diary!

Coming soon : more details next week European Week of Waste Reduction : Launch of food waste pledge card Bike training : Saturday 3rd December

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Garden meeting - this Sunday - 11th December

Our last garden meeting of the year will take place this Sunday 11th December from 2pm - 3.30pm at the basement room, KSD (Buddhist) Centre, 7 Ashley St, G3 6DR. Come along to chat over plans for allocating raised beds in 2012, reflect on our first year of growing and to mulch over plans for next year.

Yuletide festivities in the garden ....

Wednesday 14th December 5pm - 8pm

Music, mulled wine, storytelling, soup, clay oven bread, christmas crafts

Glasgow's very own Muldoon's Picnic will be treating us to some a'capella carol singing from their weird and wonderful repertoire of folk songs old and new...

We'll be lighting the clay oven for fresh and firey bread and dishing up plenty of hearty soup, all to be washed down with toasty mulled wine.

Warm your hands and heart by the fire and bring wee ones along for silly stories and christmas crafts.

Bring an instrument, a song, a story, friends, pets, hungry bellies and festive cheer....

£4 suggested donation, with free food included. Raising funds for Woodlands Community Garden and Edible Egilsay

Season's Greetings

Edible Egilsay and Woodlands Garden

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Garden meeting - this Sunday - 11th December

Our last garden meeting of the year will take place this Sunday 11th December from 2pm - 3.30pm at the basement room, KSD (Buddhist) Centre, 7 Ashley St, G3 6DR. Come along to chat over plans for allocating raised beds in 2012, reflect on our first year of growing and to mulch over plans for next year.

Yuletide festivities in the garden ....

Wednesday 14th December 5pm - 8pm

Music, mulled wine, storytelling, soup, clay oven bread, christmas crafts

Glasgow's very own Muldoon's Picnic will be treating us to some a'capella carol singing from their weird and wonderful repertoire of folk songs old and new...

We'll be lighting the clay oven for fresh and firey bread and dishing up plenty of hearty soup, all to be washed down with toasty mulled wine.

Warm your hands and heart by the fire and bring wee ones along for silly stories and christmas crafts.

Bring an instrument, a song, a story, friends, pets, hungry bellies and festive cheer....

£4 suggested donation, with free food included. Raising funds for Woodlands Community Garden and Edible Egilsay

Season's Greetings

Edible Egilsay and Woodlands Garden

I am going along on Wednesday night. It is good to be part of festive events in the community.

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Yuletide festivities in the garden ....

Wednesday 14th December 5pm - 8pm

Music, mulled wine, storytelling, soup, clay oven bread, christmas crafts

Glasgow's very own Muldoon's Picnic will be treating us to some a'capella carol singing from their weird and wonderful repertoire of folk songs old and new...

We'll be lighting the clay oven for fresh and firey bread and dishing up plenty of hearty soup, all to be washed down with toasty mulled wine.

Warm your hands and heart by the fire and bring wee ones along for silly stories and christmas crafts.

Bring an instrument, a song, a story, friends, pets, hungry bellies and festive cheer....

£4 suggested donation, with free food included. Raising funds for Woodlands Community Garden and Edible Egilsay

Season's Greetings

Edible Egilsay and Woodlands Garden

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Why DIY Draught Bust?

In these Changing times residents and communities need to do more for themselves and we want to help this happen. DIY skills help you the resident to get the immediate benefits of staying toasty indoors when its cold out, cutting draughts by up to 28% and saving the cost of installation [approx £70-£100] in your first winter bill! The workshops are free with easy to learn techniques that are fun to share with others - So sign up asap!

FREE DIY Residents Draught Busting Workshops - with Sarah from Transition Belsize

1.Southside Workshop

Wednesday 25th January, 3-6pm

Glasgow, Venue TBC

2.West End Workshop

Wednesday 1st February 6-9pm

Glasgow, Venue TBC

Are you feeling cold draughts in your home even though the heating is on? Do you want to learn how to DIY install cheap top grade insulation in your home and save on bills?

Are you up for sharing what you learn with at least 2 other residents in your community?

If you said yes to all 3 questions you are invited to apply for a limited space at a DIY Residents Workshop and learn how to install draught proofing on sash and casement windows and front/back and patio doors radiators panels + many top tips to keep you and your home warm every winter, so sign up for either session...

NB...

Selected postcodes in the G41 and G42 areas of Glasgow may already have access to free window and door draught proofing through UHIS so for further information call the Energy Savings Scotland Advice Centre on 0800 512 012 first

Places...

There are 24 places in total, 12 in each workshop so please book early to avoid disappointed! We are encouraging residents who live in the South and West to sign up as a priority, however, if there are places available people from other areas of Glasgow can apply. Please apply for the session that best fits your needs regardless of what area you live in.

Costs...

The workshops are FREE but as places are limited we ask for a £10 deposit, returnable on the day of the workshop. There will be some free DIY materials to practice in your home. There will also be opportunities to buy further cost price materials

What you need to do next...

For a Southside Workshop (Wednesday 25th January, 3-6pm)

1. Contact Abi Mordin on 0141 613 2766 or email abi@urbanroots.org.uk to provisionally book a place on the workshop

2. Please fill in the form attached and together with a £10 returnable deposit [cash, postal order, cheque or BACS] ] send immediately to secure your place. This will be refunded at the workshop [sorry, we need to do this to ensure people turn up!].

Please make cheques or postal orders for this workshop payable to: Urban Roots and send to Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, Prospecthill Square, Glasgow, G42 0LE. Thank you

For a West End Workshop (Wednesday 1st February 6-9pm)

1. Contact Nina at Woodlands Community Gardens on 07726242557 or email woodlandscommunityenergy@gmail.com to provisionally book a place on the workshop (Nina works part time so there may be a short delay in her response to you - please be patient) 2. Please fill in the form attached and together with a £10 returnable deposit [cash, postal order, cheque, BACS] send immediately to secure your place. This will be refunded at the workshop [sorry, we need to do this to ensure people turn up!].

Please make cheques or postal orders for this workshop payable to: Woodlands Community Development Trust and send to: Woodlands Community Development Trust, Basement Office, 35 Canarvon Street, Glasgow, G3 6HP. Thank you

FREE DIY Draught Busting - Train the Trainers - with Sarah from Transition Belsize

And if you feel really keen to share how to Draught Bust with lots of others communities then the Train the Trainers session could be for you... We want to create a network of trainers/facilitators who can help resident groups and local communities to start to DIY Draught Bust all over Glasgow, saving residents money, improving health and reducing damaging CO2 emissions! If this sounds like something for you then sign up...

Training Workshop

Thursday 26th January

9.30-1.30pm

Glasgow, Venue TBC

Places...

This session is aimed at people who are super keen to share the DIY ethic and learning to residents in Glasgow on a regular basis and who have either already attended a DIY Draught Busting Workshop in Glasgow in 2011 or the Southside session on Wednesday 25th January.There are 8 free places on the workshop. Once you are trained there will be an additional session on Friday 27th Jan 6-9pm at Mono to discuss co-running the West End DIY Workshop on Feb 1st and planning and running further sessions this year. Also the discussion on how we can develop a DIY Draught Busting Network in Glasgow [see below] would be worth attending

Costs...

The workshop is FREE but as places are limited to 8 we ask for a £10 deposit, returnable on the day of the workshop. There will be some free DIY materials to practice in your / anothers home. There will also be opportunities to buy further cost price materials

What to do next...

1. Contact Abi Mordin on 0141 613 2766 or email abi@urbanroots.org.uk to provisionally book a place on one of the workshops

2. Please fill in the form attached and together with a £10 returnable deposit [cash, postal order, cheque or BACS] send immediately to secure your place. This will be refunded at the workshop [ sorry, we need to do this to ensure people turn up!]. Please make cheques or postal orders payable to:

Urban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, Prospecthill Square, Glasgow, G42 0LE. Thank youUrban Roots, Toryglen Community Base, Prospecthill Square, Glasgow, G42 0LE. Thank you

Free Discussion - How can we develop a Draught Busting Network in Glasgow? - with Sarah from Transition Belsize with over 3 years of DIY Draught Busting experience in London

Thursday 26th January

3-5pm Mono, Kings Court, Glasgow

Free, just turn up!

Hope to see you at some of these workshops, stay warm!

Workshops presented by Woodlands Community Garden and Energy Hub, Glasgow Transition Support, Urban Roots, Transition Belsize and funded by CCF

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Usual update but very sorry to hear that this group has not got its funding. More job loss and fewer opportunities for volunteers.

Special Meeting : Funding Application Turned Down

Sunday 18th March at 1.30pm

followed by regular Garden meeting at 2.30pm

Please join us if you can this Sunday, for a special meeting taking place at 1.30pm in the community garden. Over the last 2 years we have transformed a derelict gap site into a thriving community garden and a popular space for learning, sharing and growing. Hundreds of people have visited the garden, taken part in our communal garden sessions and joined us at our carbon reducing events, workshops and classes. During this time our main funding has come from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

We found out yesterday that our application for funding from the Climate Challenge Fund for 2012-14 has been turned down and this means that our main source of current funding will end in just over two weeks time (31st March). Although we have some contingency plans and are waiting to hear about other funding applications, the loss of our CCF funding will result in a reduction in our paid staff and will limit us in taking forward our plans until other funding has been secured..

The meeting on Sunday will allow us to explain our current situation more fully to our many friends and supporters and to discuss ways in which you may be able to help us with our fundraising efforts and activities over the coming weeks and months. We urgently need your support to help us survive and grow.

Regular Meeting 2.30 p.m. Sunday 18th March

To cheer ourselves up, our regular garden meeting will follow at 2.30pm where we will mulch over ideas for further developing our garden site and you can help us finalise a series of garden workshops we have planned over the next month.

Also on a more positive note attached is a poster for our Taste Not Waste recipe book launch event taking place on Weds 28th March at 6.30pm at the Albany Centre, Ashley Street, Woodlands. (http://www.gcvs.org.uk/events/about_the_albany) Given the current uncertainty over our longer term funding, we are hoping for as big a turnout as possible at this event to show that the local community is fully behind us- so please spread the word!

I'll be in the garden on Sunday from 12 for the start of our regular communal work session, so also happy to chat to people individually ahead of the meeting.

Tim Cowen,

Project Manager (p/t)

Woodlands Community Garden

and Climate Action Hub

Office 0141 332 9311

Mobile 07919 505256

www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk

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That is bad news about the funding. This is a great project and surely it is very much in line with what Scottish Parliament are pushing for not to mention David Cameron. Addressing climate change and promoting volunteering. It will be very sad to see it cut back.

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That is bad news about the funding. This is a great project and surely it is very much in line with what Scottish Parliament are pushing for not to mention David Cameron. Addressing climate change and promoting volunteering. It will be very sad to see it cut back.

It's a damn shame, rory. The project workers are very industrious and imaginative and bang on the target with their endeavours.

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