A third year undergraduate student at the University of York studying Environmental Geography has asked us to advertise a survey she is conducting, for her dissertation. She would like UK gardening groups and communities to fill in the survey (should take 5 mins) to assess UK gardeners’ views on green roofs. Thanks! The survey is [...]
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Scotland’s “Grow Your Own” movement was given extra support by rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead during a visit to Drylaw neighbourhood centre last month. The minister was impressed by the centre’s Drylaw and Telford community Gardens project, and after meeting some enthusiastic volunteers Mr Lochhead endorsed the workings of the Grow Your own Working [...]
Plans to simplify and overhaul Scotland’s allotment rules have been announced. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has launched a consultation to consider the shape of future allotment legislation. Further details on Scotland’s ‘Grow Your Own scheme can also be found here.
Please help us save the Children’s Garden. Glasgow City Council has just written to us demanding that by the end of April we need to chop down our willow tunnel and remove all fruit trees (despite them just coming into blossom); Land Services are going to take over two of our lovely raised beds – despite us [...]
Following a very succesful exhibition at the Scottish Parliament last week (22-24 January 2012) sponsoring MSP Jayne Baxter has put down a motion to support community farms and gardens: – as follows ‘City Farms and Gardens, More Than Just Growing That the Parliament welcomes the work being done by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens in [...]
The benefits of allotments and community growing projects were debated in Parliament on April 25 (motion S4M-01922) - read the text of the debate here
The Scottish Government announced today that 43 groups across Scotland have been awarded over £6.9 million for the next three years under the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). The CCF helps communities reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to Scotland reaching its ambitious climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. [...]