Saracen House hosts Grounds to Grow
Saracen House was the venue for Housing Associations and Community groups across Scotland to highlight best practice in community growing projects. Funders, planners and support organisations were also on hand to provide information on developments and sustaining community gardens.
The event was organised by Roz Corbett, Development Worker for the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens with support from ng homes Regeneration Manager, Margaret Layden.
Over 80 people attended the event which included presentations from Greenspace Scotland, Shettleston Community Growing Project and Sanctuary Housing Association followed by an ‘Open Space problem solving’ workshop. Participants had the opportunity to visit Milton Community Garden and take part in further workshops looking at the planning and designing of the site.
Chairperson of ng homes John Fury said: “We were delighted to welcome people from all over the country to Saracen House to showcase the work they are doing in relation to community growing particularly in this year of Glasgow Green 2015.”