About us

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The Concrete Garden is an urban community food growing and creative waste reduction project providing growing space, activities, and events for the people of Possilpark and the wider North Glasgow area.

We work with our local community, to increase food growing, composting and creative waste reduction activities. We strive to work alongside local folk to create a healthier, happier Possilpark by creating opportunities to grow, work, socialise, play and learn together.

 

Our projects

The Concrete Garden charity began in 2010 with our flagship site here at the St Matthew’s Centre. Since then, the organisation has grown and we have lots of projects part of The Concrete Garden for you to get involved in!

The Concrete Garden  |  Communal and individual plots and beds for growing food. Our urban chickens live here too!

Community Kitchen  |  Cookery workshops and monthly community meals, sharing local or surplus food.

Allotments  |  Supporting people who are ready for their own plot.

The Back Garden  |  Communal and individual plots and beds for growing food. This is also home to our natural play area.

Play  |  Natural play sessions held in The Back Garden with PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid).

Cultivate  |  Supporting groups and individuals to create new opportunities for local food production and developing local food corridors.

Swap Shop  |  Come along to our swap shop with some old clothes you no longer wear and swap them!

Volunteering  |  Get involved with Concrete Garden activities with Do a Little Change a Lot volunteering!

On Yer Bike Pal  |  Working with the Glasgow Bike Station to increase active travel and reduce transport emissions.

The Pledge  |  Encouraging the community to take a pledge to buy local and donate or swap clothes.

 

Get involved

There are loads of ways you can get involved!  You can drop in to our weekly Social Gardening sessions at both the Concrete Garden and the Back Garden or lend a hand at our volunteer action days. You can take part in workshops on growing and cookery with our Grow Your Own, Thrifty Gardener courses and Community Kitchen project.  We also host seasonal events and celebrations like our Spring Open Day, Harvest Festival and Soup Off.  To find out about what’s going on this month check out our Calendar, or  Workshops and Activities Page.