We are intending to start a Community Garden Project scheduled for Spring and Summer 2019.
We would like to convert this rundown area in the pictures into a beautiful green oasis.
The aim of the project is to create a community garden which is accessible for all our residents, so they have an opportunity to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables. Linked to this would be some healthy eating sessions.
We have obtained some land behind the Stobhill Link building. There were formally some derelict garages (picture 2) which attracted vandalism and dumping of rubbish (picture 1). The garages have since been demolished (picture 3) giving us a large area to create an environmentally friendly Urban Community Garden. The plan is to build several raised beds so that gardening activities can be easily enjoyed by wheelchair users and older people who are unable to stand for too long. We hope to create a peaceful green outside space to organise events for local people and activities for older residents who are socially isolated.
As part of our employability project we could provide valuable experience and training in horticulture to people seeking employment. There will be significant benefits to the health and wellbeing of the local people. The garden can just be a place of peace and tranquillity to be simply enjoyed by local people.
The project is crucial to continuing the work we are doing at Stobhill Link and to reaching more people who need our support.
Can you help us do this? If there is anyone out there with building, carpentry, and gardening experience we woud love to hear from you. Please contact us by telephoning 01670519575 or via our contact form. Click here