Community growing at Glasgow’s Kinning Park

I like to help promote local good causes, so please read on if you are interested in horticulture and live in Glasgow.  This  blog post was brought to you by the Kinning Park Complex Herb and Sensory Garden in Association with My Park Scotland

The Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use Community Centre in the south side of Glasgow. Its goals are to advance and promote community development, good citizenship, public participation and artistic activity. The Complex has a Community Garden that has become an important part of KPC life over the last few years. They are passionate about green projects; since the garden was built in 2012 the organisation has run a number of projects which involve growing and sustainability. The Waste Not Want project is an example of these efforts to engage the local community in gardening.

Now the Kinning Park Complex would like to further develop the space to encompass a fun and educational sensory experience that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. They want to create a Herb and Sensory Garden that will also provide benefits to those with sensory impairments like the user groups of Sense Scotland who are based around the corner. Part of the educational programme would include the facilitation of free outdoor workshops for gardening and cooking. The money raised will allow the complex to purchase materials and plants for the garden, including building new beds.

If they reach their target they will be able to cover additional volunteer costs and some professional support and advice to make sure that the project is sustainable. As well as developing a visually attractive environment and the ability to provide more workshops, education, creativity and free herbs they hope to further increase community engagement with the space. Located in an urban area where most local people don’t have access to a proper garden, it is important that this green space belongs to everyone.

Help make their plans come to fruition by sharing this information and donating to the crowd funding page. You can also text “KPCG70” and the amount you’d like to donate to 70070, donations from £1 to £10 are accepted. All details and developments will be shared onFacebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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