Braeside Community Garden needs you!

Braeside Community Garden logo of a treeBraeside Community Garden is on a gap site on Maryhill Road, near Queen’s Cross. It backs on to the Canal. A few years ago, funding was obtained from the charity Dot-to-Dot to bring the space back into use after decades of dereliction and fly-tipping. A group of volunteers, using mainly recycled materials, gradually made the site usable.

Over the past year, it has developed further and was used over the summer by infants and families, with organised play, using the tree house and sandpit which has been created. A monthly ‘Maker’s Market’ is held, which provides some income. The site has a number of raised beds for food growing and, recently, a number of saplings were planted to start an orchard.

The Garden has now reached a stage where, to be able to apply for more substantial funding, it has to adopt a more formal management structure. It is important that people within the North Kelvin community are involved in developing this attractive resource in what was a long-neglected space. Please help!

Volunteers are needed to come onboard as part of the management structure of the Garden. This will allow the Garden to develop in a way that suits the community’s needs and wants.

The following roles are to be filled:

  1. Adult area coordinator
  2. Secretary
  3. Funding support
  4. Awards support.

If you feel you would like to take on any of these challenges or have ideas on how the Garden can improve, or other areas for development, please feel free to contact erindanielclaire@aol.co.uk.

Closing date for notes of interest and information is 12 December 2021.

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