Some photos of Willowbank in all of its beautiful spring glory on a sunny day back in early May...
Today we were at the Fraser Building at Glasgow Uni to talk to the students and staff about how they can get involved in the Willowbank Community Garden project! We had lots of interest and got a bunch of new people signing up to our mailing list. If you've not joined already, be sure to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we were lucky to have a load of free woodchips delivered to the garden by Colin Hunter: Tree Surgeon. The woodchips have been used to cover the children's play area of the garden. There are also plenty of free woodchips left over for anyone who wants to help themselves!
For the past three weeks, a group of volunteers from Willowbank have been meeting every Thursday at GalGael in Govan, to build a noticeboard and signs for the garden out of wood.
During the first session, we were introduced to using tools in the workshop. The second session involved practicing carving, and at our third session we began work on the sign itself, carving the words 'Welcome to Willowbank' into a beautiful piece of wood. We also got to use a great tool to burn words into the wood!
One of our volunteers, Michael, has created an amazing design for the noticeboard itself! This is what we're aiming towards...
The workshops are a great opportunity for our volunteers to learn woodworking skills in a relaxed and friendly environment - for free! If you'd like to participate in these work sessions, you can join our Facebook group, or drop an email to email@example.com.
As part of Go Green Week, the Willowbank Community Garden teamed up with Xchange Scotland to host a guerrilla gardening workshop! Participants learned all about the philosophy of guerrilla gardening before getting stuck in to making some seedbombs and moss graffiti, as well as upcycling used containers into plant pots! :)
A lovely video of the workshop was also made which you can watch here!