Investment project code: 73
In partnership with Barnardo’s and Elmvale Primary School we want to create a peace garden in Springburn Park. The garden will be a place where everyone in the community can spend some peaceful, contemplative time – a place where planting, biodiversity and artwork will help to promote wellbeing and give space to think about peace, justice, and community. There is an existing peace pole in the park donated by survivors of the atomic bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima - part of the Japanese Peace Pole project. Unfortunately, it isn’t sited well and the area has become overgrown and unused. We will work with children at Elmvale Primary School to allow them to take ownership of the project, design the space and create it with assistance from volunteers. The project will allow the children to develop skills and knowledge. They will explore the history of the peace pole, research the best plants to support biodiversity and create artwork to capture the community’s imagination. The children, supported by Barnardo’s and FOSP volunteers will then be able to create, plant and care for this garden themselves. The opportunity to get involved with practical conservation and planting will allow them to build skills, confidence and contribute to their community.