Shettleston Community Growing Project

Hello everyone,

Well it’s full steam ahead now. The growing season is well on the way so let battle commence.

Smelly Welly Club kids with their crops from last year

Just to remind you that Kenny and Marion are now job-sharing. Marion will be working Tuesday and Wednesday all day and Thursday afternoons whilst Kenny will be covering the other half of the week. He will be around on other days working on Children and Families duties. Marion can be contacted on 07530 985 483 or 0141 763 2894 and Kenny can be contacted on 07879 333 846 or 0141 763 2599.

Some points of information for you are:

Greenhouse spaces – Your allocated spaces have now been posted in the Kitchen noticeboard and on the notice boards onsite. Please note that only one space per plot holder has been allocated.

Sunday sessionsKenny will be onsite on Sunday 9th April from 10.00 – 4.00pm if anyone needs any advice, help or general information on growing. This is the last week of training/information sessions, so this would be a good time to get any help you might need.

Gardening support workers – We have two new gardening support workers, Veronica and Christine. They will be onsite on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to offer advice and support if you need any, so please make them welcome. Veronica is onsite 9.45am – 4.15 pm on Tuesdays and Sundays 1pm – 4pm. Christine is onsite Tuesdays 4.30pm – 7.30 pm and Thursdays 9.45 am – 4.15 pm. (Please note, Christine is not onsite Tuesday 11th April).

National Gardening Week – The Project will be opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 12th April between 2.00pm and 4.00 pm, when visitors will be able to see the community garden, raised beds, herb garden, soft fruit beds and wildlife garden. After the tour of the site, everyone can enjoy tea, coffee and cake served from the new community kitchen. So please tell your neighbours, friends and come along and support National Gardening Week.

The entrance to our community garden

Volunteers – Please remember that if you are onsite and doing any volunteering work to keep a record of this and let either myself or Kenny know so we can add it to our volunteering hrs for allotments.

Souper SundayRegulars will know that each month we have a Souper Sunday day, where soup and crusty rolls/bread are available for volunteers who pop along and help us with the never ending tasks that need done onsite. This is your chance to meet new plot holders, share tips and help us with some volunteering. The First Souper Sunday starts on Sunday 30th April 1.00pm – 3.00 pm.