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Shettleston Community Growing Project

Welcome!

Our Project

Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP) was set up in 2009 by local people who wished to grow food for themselves and their families. With assistance from Shettleston Housing Association and Glasgow City Council a suitable site was identified, and funding was secured from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to turn the derelict and unloved space into an attractive and productive community allotment.

Year after year it has continued to grow and now incorporates a Community Garden and Wild area complete with pond which attracts lots of wildlife, from newts to hedgehogs.

Onsite we have 50 raised beds, soft fruit area, herb garden,polytunnel and composting toilet and also the luxury of a fully working kitchen container complete with electricity and running water. Volunteers to help us maintain the site are welcome to come and join us from March till September each year and help us make a difference to the community.

We also have a club for young people aged between 7 and 12 years of age called The Smelly Welly Club that runs from Easter to Halloween each year.

For any information on the project please email or call the details at top of page.

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Latest News

  • Another great day at our Arts and Crafts Club on Thursday...lots of chatting, lots of arts and crafts and no doubt...LOTS OF EATING ANN'S LOVELY CAKES...... Every Thursday 11.00 am - 1.00pm. Model Making every Wednesday 10.30 - 12.30.
  • Today is the start of #MentalHealthAwareness Week, with this year's theme being loneliness - its effects on our mental health and how everyone can reduce loneliness within our communities. As a project we know the effects that every day life has on peoples mental health and wellbeing and with funding provided by The Scottish Government every Wednesday from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm we have our model aircraft making group and on Thursdays from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm we have Arts and crafts....open to anyone, any skill level over 16 years of age....This week we also have the RHS doing comfort welcome packs from 11.00 am - 1.00 pm on Thursday ...Everyone is Welcome. Mental Health affects everyone, any age, any background....Whilst we cannot help the whole world we can do our bit to help, so if its just popping in for a wander round the community garden or for a cup of tea and a chat, please don't just walk past, come on in and say hi...😄
  • We would like to wish all our colleagues, friends and supporters of the project a Happy and peaceful Easter and hope to welcome our volunteers and Smelly Welly Club members back when the project re-opens again on Tuesday 19th April ...

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