The Hub G63 Blog

The Grow garden - Spring Update

Grow G63 is a fantastic asset to our local community. Our vision is that it will become the heart of community food growing and sharing. With regular workshops, skill shares and other events, it will become a place where we can learn and gain experience, increase our awareness of the climate emergency in relation to how we grow food and use land, provide practical local solutions and actions, and improve mental and physical wellbeing.

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Why should we buy local fruit and vegetables?

In the U.K. 4 supermarket chains control 80% of retail sales.

This has a big effect on all kinds of things - from the varieties of fruit and vegetables grown (with uniformity and transportability being valued over taste and nutrients) to the kinds of excess packaging that have become normal.

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The Grow Garden Crowd Funder launches

This is your chance to help make this exciting project happen.  The Grow Garden is a very special community garden which is being created between Balfron and Killearn and this is your opportunity to get involved and make a difference.

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The Grow Garden - We need your help

The Grow Garden is an exciting new Community Food Garden being developed between Killearn and Balfron.

In the next few months we will be doing the heavy work setting out the paths, filling the raised beds and giving it a shape so that we can begin planting in the Spring.

Find out how you can help . . . .

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The Grow Garden - who lives there?

The Grow Garden is in the middle of open fields fringed with woods, there is a stream flowing along its boundary and plenty of places for wildlife to live.

Lauren and Rox did some pond dipping to find out what kind of water creatures are in the stream and also set up a hedgehog monitoring site, borrowed from The Conservation Volunteers *.

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