Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted that it has managed to lever-in significant match-funding towards its East End Community Garden project which is being developed on the vacant land behind the East End Campus building.
Almost £14k of funding has been received from The Levenseat Trust and EBScotland to help create the amenity site which will be open to students, staff and the local community.
Not only will everyone be able to benefit from being ‘out in the fresh air’ but the garden will feature raised planters, ground level plots, a toolshed, a polytunnel for propagation and will be fully accessible.
Trees will be planted and the College intends to provide workshops and skills-based classes to community residents and local housing association tenants to help them develop skills and make the most of their communal areas. This will also support a healthy eating and nutrition programme.
It is anticipated that work will be finished by March 2019 with an official opening being planned for late spring/early summer next year.