Partick Community Growing Project hosts second Open Day

PHA-growing-027The Partick Community Growing Project held its second annual Open Day last month as part of the RSPB’s Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival.

In the days running up to the event on July 26th, the group were busy making preparations such as tidying the plots and communal areas, baking cakes for the tea stall and planning various activities including facepainting, badge making and jewellery making for the kids.

The event was opened at 12pm to the sounds of acoustic musician Paul Barrie performing. Visitors arrived as the sun shone and were (mostly) undeterred by some rain later in the day – sheltering under gazebos with hot soup made from produce from the plots.

The Partick Community Growing Project was set up by Partick Housing Association with funding from the Big Lottery. All year round the plot holders are hard at work growing fruit, veg, flowers and enjoying the outdoors together. The open day was a chance for the wider community to come along, see what’s been happening and enjoy this great outdoor space in the heart of Partick. Visitors got involved in the various activities on the day, and were able to take a stroll around the raised beds and take in the fresh air.

One visitor who had never been to the project before said: “I walk along Dumbarton Road every day and never knew this garden was here – it’s wonderful to have this space in an urban environment like Partick. I’d love to get involved.”


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