As promised the summary of the discussion at our meeting in May on how to create Kid Friendly Allotments is is now available on the Sites page. You’ll find a range of ideas there that people have tried and tested.
As a result of the conversation GAF has put up money for awarding prizes for young “allotmenteers” at this year’s October Celebration (see Events).
May 17th Visits
An update on the discussions held at three different Glasgow allotment sites about the implications of the Community Empowerment Act – which was sponsored by the Community Learning Exchange – is now available on the Events page.
Visitors and hosts at South Western Allotments.
The feedback from our guests was that they were surprised and impressed by the range and scope of the contributions that allotments were making to their local communities/environments and that we ought to do more to promote their value.
There will be a meeting next week with Councillor Anna Richardson, to discuss some of the issues that were raised – particularly about the contribution allotments can (and do) make to people’s health and well-being and their social inclusion as well as the benefits they can provide for our City’s environment.
The theme for the discussion during the first part of GAF’s meeting on Thursday July 6th (see Calendar on Events page) will be getting funding for your site: – finding sources, making applications, entering into partnerships etc.
The main items on the Business meeting agenda will be:
1 Taking forward the promotion of allotments.
2 Planning the October Celebration