Shettleston Community Growing Project

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We're delighted to report that we've been adopted by the Marks & Spencer outlet at the Forge as their good cause for 2014/15.

Staff at the store will be taking part in a host of fundraising activities until the end of of March 2015 and M&S will also "lend" their staff to the project by providing one day's paid time off for staff volunteering.

David Purdon, Charity Advisor at the M&S outlet, said "We are looking forward to working in partnership with Shettleston Community Growing Project and we hope our contribution will make a difference."

We're really grateful for both the financial and practical support.

A reminder that our summer programme for children aged 8-12 years runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm, starting on Tuesday 28 June.

Smelly Wellies filling up the watering cans

Children take part in food growing and gardening activities, arts and crafts, outings, games and more. We provide free refreshments.

For more information, or to enrol, please call Kenny McCubbin, Children and Families Worker on 0141 763 0511 or on 07811 981 200.

Certificates of achievement were presented at The Big Lunch in Shettleston on 1 June 2014 to Thomas Johnston (pictured with Anne and Norrie from the committee), Paul Scott, Charles Munro and Steven Lawrie.

Michelle Graham, George Hagan, Jim Copeland, Jamie Jamieson and Sarah Jane Devlin will also receive certificates.

Congratulations to all nine hard-working Green Volunteers for completing the 8-week horticultural training and volunteering programme earlier this year (funded by the Scottish Government's People and Communities Fund).

We're planning a number of activities, trips and outings over the coming weeks and months - please contact Marion to find out more / book your place:

Saturday 21 June - outing to Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh (leaving 10am, returning around 4pm) - GCF is a free-entry community owned initiative that aims to educate inner city children & adults about farming and food production

Monday 23 June - local foraging walk (6-8pm) with Catriona Gibson, Medical Herbalist - a fantastic opportunity to find out about foraging for food, medicine and even ingredients for beer!

Sunday 13 July - local foraging walk (10:30am to 12:30pm) - as above (check out our photos from the first foraging walk)

Sunday 10 August - our annual Family Fun Day in association with Shettleston Housing Association (12noon to 4pm) - lots of fun things for little kids and big kids alike including community stalls, face painting, home baking, displays, arts and crafts, music, food and refreshments, Mr Giggles, FREE ICE CREAM for all kids and prizes for best junior and best adult in fancy dress!

Saturday 23 August - trip to Ayr Flower Show (leaving 10am, returning around 4pm) - a family festival in which food and fun complement flowers and fruit

We're pleased to announce that our popular Smelly Welly Club has re-started. During term-time, it runs on Tuesdays (3:30-5:30) and Sundays (12:30-2:30).

Smelly Welly Club

Smelly Welly Club members are encouraged to get involved in growing food, healthy eating and caring for their environment through activities like practical gardening, cooking, recycling, arts and crafts, games and drama.

All staff are PVG checked. We provide healthy snacks and refreshments at each session.

For more information, please contact Marion (tel: 0141 763 0511 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).