Community led environmental projects in the Southside of Glasgow.

History

Toryglen Gardening Club was was originally started by three local residents in 2004, who wanted to improve the area by addressing environmental concerns.  After successes in running small events and involving a wide range of other community groups and schools in community gardening projects, funding was secured to employ a project development worker.  An application to the Climate Challenge Fund was successful and Urban Roots was established as a fully constituted charity and company in 2009.

From 2010, a Community Woodland Ranger was employed to increase volunteering and educational activities in Malls Mire community woodland and a Sustainable Food Project Coordinator joined the team to develop further food growing spaces and to run Great Grub cooking courses.

 

 

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