Roots of Ruchill - Community Garden
Maryhill HA worked with local organisations (including Ruchill Community Council, North United Communities and Children’s Inclusion Partnership) to secure funding for a community garden. The funding transformed the vacant and neglected land beside Ruchill Community Centre into a local community garden with raised beds, a picnic table, seating area and fruit trees. Local school children designed the logo and named it ‘Roots of Ruchill Community Garden.’
The community garden provides a much welcomed place for local people to participate in gardening, grow food, as well as using the enjoying the green space as somewhere to socialise and relax. The project won the Evening Times Street Ahead Award in 2013 & 2014 for Best Community Garden. Local residents, school children, local mothers group and local days centre are all using the garden and looking for ways to develop it further.
A number of events and activities have been held to date including:-
- Planting Workshops
- Winter Festival
- Open Days
- Family days
If you are interested in Roots of Ruchill Community Garden please contact Ruth Adam, Maryhill Housing Association on 0141 946 2466 or e-mail email@example.com
Maryhill Regeneration Forum
Maryhill HA is part of Maryhill Regeneration Forum (a forum for local housing providers including Maryhill HA, Cadder HA, Cube HA and Summerston Acre LHO). The forum works together to develop a co-ordinated approach to wider role.
Current partnership projects ongoing are:-
- Money Advice & Employability Project delivered by Maryhill & Possilpark Citizens’ Advice Bureau. This project provides outreach surgeries in all of the 4 local housing providers offices)
- Brightening Young Futures Project delivered by North United Communities. This project provides a range of activities for young people including youth work, diversionary activities, educational group work and employment and training advice.
If you are interested in the work of Maryhill Regeneration Forum please contact Ruth Adam, Maryhill Housing Association on 0141 946 2466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org