We are committed to working with local people on projects that improve the environment and health of the area through a range of activities including community gardening, conservation and biodiversity, and planet friendly living.
Our work aims to inspire people and communities to connect with nature.
Urban Roots evolved out of the Toryglen Gardening Club which was founded in 2004 by 3 local people who had a shared desire to improve the area.
They held bulb planting days and gardeners picnics, established a Children’s Orchard in the grounds of a local school and held a plant sale.
They secured funding through the Fairshare Trust in 2007 to employ a development officer, which has helped to grow the projects and get more local people on board.
Toryglen Gardening Club became Urban Roots in December 2008.
If you are a member of a community group or organisation and you’d like help to set up your community garden, grow your own food, improve your local environment and encourage biodiversity, or maybe your group would like to find out more about climate change and how we can collectively respond to this global problem, then we might be able to help you.
We also work closely with schools to help them develop their eco-schools programmes, helping to deliver school garden and biodiversity projects, climate change education and environmental arts such as murals and woodwork.
We run our own kids clubs both after school and during the summer holidays. Children are involved in the community gardens, helping to plant flowers and grow vegetables, and learning about the environment.