The main focus of the CSGN project is developing the Community garden at the Beacon. However, there have been some other activities which have been ongoing as part of the main project. These are the gardening that goes on with our neighbours at Newbyres Village and assisting with the garden club at Stobhill Primary School.
We are delighted to announce that UpMobility have taken on the gardening at Newbyres Village. Led by Iain Goodbrand and his team, the students have being doing fantastic work, growing a variety of fruit and vegetables for the residents to enjoy. They have also grown from seed, violas, cosmos, calendula, aster, lavatera and marigolds which have been made up into planters to put around the residents’ patios. We have had lots of great feedback from residents, staff and families at Newbyres Village about the great work UpMobility are doing and it has been an absolute delight to work alongside them. They are a wonderful group, always full of joy and bringing warmth and happiness with them.
Stobhill Primary School.
The garden club at Stobhill is run by the quite incredible Mrs. Hanley from P.6. She is quite literally a force of nature! As well as helping the school to achieve it’s Eco Green Flag status, she has also been awarded the WWF Teacher of the Year!
The work in the school’s garden has literally grown from strength to strength and they can now boast a polytunnel to continue their growing projects. The children involved are so passionate about sustainability and the environment and they were able to showcase this with a recent visit from Marie Gougeon, the MSP for Rural affairs and the Natural Environment. Ms. Gougeon was treated to a special power point presentation, hand built model of the garden area, a tour of the garden and the opportunity to take part in harvesting a crop of potatoes that were grown for a schools competition run by RHET! She was incredibly impressed with all the children have achieved as well as their knowledge on current affairs affecting the environment and has promised to visit them again in the future.
There has certainly been lots of exciting things happening in relation to the CSGN project this year.
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