Woodlands Community Garden - Glasgow
Woodlands Community Garden is a project of the Woodlands Community Development Trust, who have transformed a derelict urban gap site into a thriving community garden and “outdoor community centre”. The garden is used to promote outdoor education and as a centre for community arts activities.
There are currently around 45 households growing their own food in the garden and there are also twice weekly drop-in volunteer communal gardening sessions. Woodlands Community Garden is host to many social and arts events, including a wide range of outdoor play, environmental and nature based learning activities for children. As part of their Bio-diverse project they have also run a programme of nature themed activities that are targeted at older people who are isolated, including those with mobility problems or early stages dementia. Since December 2013 they have been running a free weekly pop up community cafe to tackle food poverty and reduce social isolation, using ingredients grown in the community garden.
You can find out more about Woodlands Community Garden here.