Scotland officially had its wettest winter on record but with the days getting longer and lighter and the sun poking through, a little respite is in sight. And what better way to celebrate than with an Enchanted Garden Party!
The garden party is the culmination of the yearlong Urban Green programme in Cranhill, a partnership between charity Impact Arts and Thenue Housing Association. The community-led initiative, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, has been helping local residents of all ages to be environmentally aware, reduce their carbon emissions and fuel bills and teaching them to grow their own food.
Impact Arts are inviting locals to enter the Enchanted Garden and discover a magical bike powered eco cinema, and dance the evening away at the poly tunnel disco! Food will be served by Glasgow-based social enterprise Soul Food Sisters. The event will take place in the garden at Cranhill Development Trust on Bellrock Street.
Natalie McFadyen White, Programme Manager at Impact Arts said:
“The Urban Green project has had such a positive on the local area. We’ve worked with 1322 people on a number of exciting projects such as cooking workshops, wild walks, and schools projects. The garden is looking especially fantastic – even after a wet winter!
“We’ll be giving out some amazing free resource packs at the party, with recipes, grow guides and energy tips, as well as showcasing our plans for the projects legacy in Cranhill, so come along and help us celebrate the hard work of everyone involved!”
Lawrence McCabe, Community Regeneration Manager at Thenue Housing, said:
“It’s hard to believe that Urban Green is coming to an end, the time has gone in so quickly and so much has been achieved. With so many people getting involved with the project, through community growing or taking steps to reduce their energy use, it feels right that our final event should be a celebration and a bit of a party. We hope that those people who have been actively involved as volunteers and those organisations like Cranhill Development Trust that we have worked with will continue the good work into the future.”
Enchanted Garden Party 18.04.16 4pm-6pm, Cranhill Development Trust 109 Bellrock St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G33 3HE.