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Shettleston Community Growing Project


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.



Latest News

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  • Congratulations to Jessica for being our first Smelly Welly Club member to receive our fresh fruit and veg from the project...Happy Growing with your seed kits as well everyone and hopefully see all your smiling faces soon....Stay Safe everyone
  • The Shettleston Community Growing Project is delighted to report that the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded the project follow-on funding for the next three years. The award will pay for the project coordinator post, which is central to allow the good work to continue: helping local people grow food for their families, getting children involved through the Smelly Welly club after- school and holiday programme, running a volunteer programme, working with local schools and delivering a programme of special events for the whole community. Exciting new work we will be getting involved in will be helping to establish a community pantry in the local area that will give people access to low cost food, including fresh fruit and vegetables. The Lottery funding is great news for the project and as we look forward to our 10th anniversary next year we are confident we can continue to make a difference for people in our community. At the moment, of necessity, many of our activities are suspended due to the Coronavirus lockdown. However, it won’t last forever and in the meantime we are continuing to keep the site in good shape and our crops growing so that we can pick things up quickly when allowed to do so. We hope all our members, neighbours and supporters are keeping safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

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