Clydesmill Growing Together
Working with the community to encourage food growing and skill sharing
Growing Together is a constituted non-profit, voluntary community group comprising a partnership between: The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, South Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Community Payback, Cambuslang/Rutherglen Healthy and Happy, local schools and nurseries, local Men's Shed, Lanarkshire Beekeepers Association and other local community and volunteer groups.
The primary outcome of the project is to build long term cohesive relationships with all members of our community whilst enhancing SFRS existing community engagement strategies.
We have a programme of environmental / food growing education which is now being developed and is scheduled for delivery over the forthcoming months:
Workshop 1: Introduction to food growing and seed propagation.
Wed 12th June from 9.30am to 2.30pm
Participants should learn about: health and safety involved with food growing; different plants grown for food and flavouring; different techniques in growing food; how set up seed propagation and how to maintain and manage seed propagation.
Participants will produce at least one loaded seed tray which they can take away with them.
Contact us if you are interested in attending here.
Workshop 2. Light construction for the garden. Date TBC
Participants should learn about: health and safety involved with timber construction and tools involved; reading plans/designs for the construction of garden components; the practical construction of a timber raised bed/compost bin, building a bird/bat box.
Participants will produce a bird/bat box which they can take away with them.
Workshop 3. Biodiversity and sustainable gardening. Date TBC
Participants should learn about: the basics of biodiversity; how they can incorporate biodiversity into their food growing and garden; how recycling can help with gardening; promote a range of recycling and sustainable techniques that participants can use in their own garden.
Participants will produce a basic plan they can use to incorporate biodiversity and sustainable techniques to their own garden.
Workshop 4. Potting on, harvesting and storing produce. Date TBC.
Participants should learn about: health and safety involved with food growing; potting on seedlings to final planting location; taking cuttings; when and how to harvest; how and where to store produce to maximise its use.
Participants will be given a salad/soup bag of produce which they can take away with them.
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