The UbN Scottish hub launched at Growchapel Community Garden in Drumchapel, Glasgow on Friday 22nd April 2022. On a bright but windy day over 20 folk gathered from Councils, Universities, Key Agencies and the local community to celebrate the launch and to have a deep dive into the co-production values behind the development of Growchapel. The Enable charity were on hand to provide refreshments and talk about the community cohesion; learning and life skills that being part of the community garden brings to their clients. One of the new gardeners, Michael, talked folk through the challenges of starting to garden during lockdown. A great example of learning by doing, Michael acknowledged the support that he had received from Sandy Paterson, the Glasgow City lead for community food growing.
Representatives form SEPA, Nature Scot, Glasgow University, Strathclyde University; Glasgow City council and local charities welcomed the aim of the hub to provide a series of lunch and learn sessions. The lunch and learn session will launch this summer and focus on the 7 main actions within the Connecting Nature. Hosted online from 12.00 - 13.00 BST ( 13.00 – 14.00 CET) the sessions will be recorded for easy replay. The online sessions will allow folk to join from all over Scotland and the wider English speaking community. Each session will consist of 3 ten minute talks followed by up to 30 mins for conversation and Q&A. The online sessions will be supplemented by Knowledge exchange opportunities at locations across Scotland
UrbanByNature Scotland programme
The UbN Scottish hub launched at Growchapel Community Garden In Drumchapel, Glasgow on Friday 22nd April 2022.