Shettleston Community Growing Project

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th August "the best one yet" including staff from Shettleston Housing Association, Marion, Kenny, Jane, Sandy, Lindsey, Norrie, Gerry, Dorothy, Gillian, George, Ami, Anne, Jenny, Tracy, Ann, Julie, Suzanne, Mary, Wullie, Heather McC, Joyce, Angela, Ronnie, Heather, Karen, Evelyn, Anila, David, Tam, Mr Giggles, Anne Nelson and the team from Jump'n'Jive, Free Wheel North, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Carmen, Nicole and Laura from Brighter East End, YFG and Alex from Fuse Youth Cafe, the fabulous Barrow Band, Birkhill Arts, Shettleston Mens Shed, Boomerang Workshop, McMillan Entertainments, Addison Malloy, DH Signs Ltd, Baillies Marquees, Welding Engineers, Lovell, I & D Cant Ltd, Video Watchman Systems, Anderson Bell & Christie, Langmuir & Hay, Structural Partnership and many more ...

everyone enjoyed the Barrow Band

Mr Giggles with dancers from Jump'n'Jive

More photos to come, including via Facebook and Twitter.

This year's Family Fun Day, on Sunday 14th August, 12-4pm, promises to be bigger and better than ever!! 

This an activity packed free family event for all ages - all are welcome. The leaflet below provides more details of all the activities and attractions at this event. - See more at: http://www.shettleston.co.uk/items/PressReleases/family-fun-day-is-here-again#sthash.cnBFlQXX.dpuf
This an activity packed free family event for all ages - all are welcome. The leaflet below provides more details of all the activities and attractions at this event. - See more at: http://www.shettleston.co.uk/items/PressReleases/family-fun-day-is-here-again#sthash.cnBFlQXX.dpuf

We are working in partnership with Shettleston Housing Association to celebrate the Growing Project’s 5 years of community food growing and the Housing Association’s 40 years of service to the people of Shettleston.

All are welcome at this activity packed family event for all ages, which is FREE thanks to financial contributions from Shettleston Housing Association, Welding Engineers, I & D Cant Ltd, Lovell, Video Watchman Systems, Langmuir & Hay, Structural Partnership and Anderson Bell & Christie.

For those who would like to get involved there are a variety of volunteer roles available both prior to the event and on the day itself. So, if you are interested in working as part of the team which helps us lay on this fun community event then please get in touch to find out more.

Whether you can volunteer for a few hours or the whole day, your help will be greatly appreciated in making this a special event for the local community to enjoy and remember for years to come.

After a lot of hard work over the past couple of months, the new look SCGP site is almost ready.

The biggest change is the addition of two steel "cabins" to replace the wooden structures lost in last September's fire.

Our new steel cabins are in place

One of the cabins will be the new Smelly Welly Club HQ, the other will be used for training. Both will have electricity.

Other changes include re-siting some of the raised beds and taking down the brick wall that divided the site in two. The damaged polytunnel has also been re-covered and is already filling up with seedlings.

All in all, things are looking good for 2016's growing season.

It's just over five years since we opened our gates for the first time in the spring of 2011 and welcomed our first plotholders. We celebrated this milestone on a glorious sunny afternoon in the company of valued volunteers and supporters from near and far.

plotholders and family members enjoying the sunshine

 

valued volunteers sharing a joke

The afternoon also doubled up as a big THANK YOU to all who rallied round to help us, donating money, labour or just sympathy, after last September's devastating fire.

Project coordinator, Marion Bate, has organised a taster session on Sunday 3rd April (12:30 - 2:30) for anybody who might be interested in getting involved to see what goes on at the Growing Project. There is a wide range of jobs to do and it's very satisfying to stand back at the end of the day and see the garden looking nice.

Marion and Margaret happy at work

Following the hard work, everyone can enjoy a nice hot mug of tasty soup (made by volunteers, of course) and crusty bread.