We had a useful discussion on the topic of getting young people and families involved on our sites at our meeting on May 3rd– with an array of good ideas from those who came along to the session. We’ll be putting up a record of the discussion once everyone who was there has had a look at the draft.
The minutes of the business meeting have been posted on the Resources page.
On May 17th we hosted a visit from a group of Scottish Government officials with responsibility for implementing the Community Empowerment Act and for the consultation on the Local Governance Review which will be published shortly. We spent time at three of Glasgow’s allotment sites: Hamiltonhill, Springburn Gardens and South Western. The sun was out and there were plenty of people working their plots so we had some lively discussions about the value and function of allotments. Our visitors were impressed by the range of contributions that the sites were making to their local communities and the environment. (We’ll post a short report for you by the end of the month on the specific issues that were raised.)
It’s the time of year to start thinking about entries for the New Plotholders’ Awards which are sponsored by Glasgow’s Incorporation of Gardeners. Sarah Henry has agreed to take on the job of organising the judging this year which will take place in July.
Details of how to apply are now on the Awards page.