Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.

Courses

We have developed a number of adaptable environmental and food related courses and workshops.

We run these courses at different times of the year –  keep an eye on the ‘workshops’  page for up to date info.  We can also come to you to deliver any of these with your group.

Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own is an 16 hour programme,  normally taught over 8 weeks that covers a wide range of topics:

– Site observation,  planning and site design

– Propagating,  taking cuttings and root division.

– Growing on,  planting out,  crop families and rotations

– Composting,  pests and diseases,  harvest and saving seed.

Our adaptable format means it can be run as a shorter course if need be.  We can cater for individual or group requirements,  and from total beginners to more experienced gardeners.  The course involves a mixture of theoretical and practical elements.

Cookery Courses

We run regular six week cookery courses which are adapted to the setting.  The Great Grub course teaches cooking skills,  healthy diets and nutrition, eating well on a budget and highlights the environmental impacts of our food system.

REHIS Qualifications

We are a registered REHIS centre and have staff who are qualified to deliver Elementary Cooking Skills and REHIS Food and Health certified courses

Herbal Workshops

We have a qualified herbalist on the staff team and we run a variety of herbal workshops, using herbs grown in community gardens to make herbal bodycare products and traditional remedies.

Permaculture

We host Introduction to Permaculture and Permaculture Design Certificate Courses, based at Polmadie Plots, a ScotLAND permaculture learning centre.  For more information on permaculture courses and to find out when courses are running please contact Lusi Alderslowe – 01557  814 810 or email lusialderslowe@gmail.com

Other courses

Other courses which we are able to run include Introduction to Beekeeping, Creating Living Willow Structure and Up-cycled Crafts.

To find out more about any of these courses please get in touch with us on projects@urbanroots.org.uk or phone the office on 0141 613 2766

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