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Funding for Children’s Wood: Community Garden, Education Workshops

Admin Admin  •  2021-03-01  •  Wee Green Grants | Phase II  • 


Investment project code: 70

We seek a contribution towards supplies for building raised beds in the community garden, supporting play, health and wellbeing, horticulture, environment, biodiversity, and pandemic recovery; working with plants is known to aid in improving mental health. We also seek funding for extending workshops to include courses on composting (to combat climate change), and How to Manage Our Own Trees. The Children’s Wood also seeks funding to offer pandemic recovery to deprived communities in the form of outdoor play to benefit mental health. The area surrounding the meadow is known to be very unequal, Maryhill being one of the most deprived areas of Scotland. We will deliver outdoor playgroups, family outdoor play sessions, and a Forest School Programme. Working with mental health groups, local doctors, and health centres, to identify hard to reach individuals who would benefit from our services and involve them in projects to learn about where food comes from, how to sow, harvest, cook and eat the produce from the community garden. We work with various organisations (including Volunteer Scotland, The Conservation Volunteers, The Botanic Gardens, RSPB, Play Scotland, Friends of the River Kelvin, Bike4Good and the Upstart Campaign, Keppoch Medical Practice, Possilpark and NHS Restart Recovery group). 

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