Growing On Our Doorstep

Are you interested in sustainable, eco-friendly living? Want to know where your food comes from? Come and find out how growing your own food can make a positive impact on the environment, your diet and your overall wellbeing, writes Keir McCluskey, GUEST Biodiversity Promoter.

The GOOD Project LogoGlasgow University’s Environmental Sustainability Team, better known as GUEST, unveiled one of its newest biodiversity projects last Autumn: The Growing On Our Doorstep (GOOD) project.

The GOOD Garden is a community garden for staff, students and members of the local community that allows its members to grow their own food.

This is the garden’s first year and we have been working hard on transforming the space into a welcoming and productive community run garden.

So far, most of the work has focused on setting up the garden for its first growing season. This has included planting fruit trees, creating nutrient packed soil for the earth, clearing debris from the space and building raised plant beds for crops.

Helping at the garden 

We have a lot more work to do this Spring, and need your help! Work sessions tend to take place every other Sunday, our next session will be run in partnership with the RSPB and the Glasgow University Wildlife Garden Society and will focus on planting a wildflower mix to specifically benefit house sparrows.

For more information visit The GOOD Garden Project

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Any questions? Contact estates-guest@glasgow.ac.uk 

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First published: 7 March 2016

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