Job Vacancies at The Concrete Garden

We have two exciting vacancies at The Concrete Garden! Development Worker ‘Children and Families’ £24,000 a year – Part-time Fixed term until 31st March 2020 Hours: 21 hours per week Salary: £24,000 ( pro rata £14,400) Closing Date Monday 25th June 9am Interviews 28th or 29th June ( evening) Click here for more info and to apply    Volunteer Coordinator – Job Share £24,000 a year – Part-time Do…

Community Social at The Back Garden

Join us for a fun afternoon in the garden at our next monthly community social – we’ll have food, crafts, play, outdoor cookery – all sorts! Free event, open to everyone, all ages. See you there! Saturday 30th June 12-4pm Saturday 28th July 12-4pm Saturday 18th Aug 12-4pm The Back Garden Behind Possilpark Health Centre

Mocktail Recipes

  Our talented staff at Concrete Garden recently tried their hand as mixologists and created two delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for a recent event we held. They went down so well that we thought we’d share the recipes so you can make them at home if you’re entertaining! Let us know what you think… Possil Punch  |  rhubarb & ginger First, make the rhubarb syrup: For…

Seasonal Recipes: Buffalo-Wing Style Baked Cauliflower

We’re jumping on the bandwagon this month and trying out buffalo-wing style baked cauliflower.  Did you know that one serving of cauliflower contains 77% of your daily Vitamin C requirement along with loads of other vitamins and minerals? This recipe can be made as a side or a snack and all ingredients can be purchased from your local supermarket. You can have it with salad…

Seasonal Recipes: Dairy Free Bread and Butter Pudding for Veganuary!

Vegan Bread and Butter Pudding For those of you who are trying out Veganuary and craving some comfort food in these cold months, we have a great dairy free winter warmer that uses up any stale bread you have knocking around! It’s super easy with only an hour long cooking time… Ingredients 100 g dairy-free margarine , (suitable for baking) 1 large pinch of ground…

Seasonal Recipes: Honey Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

December is the time to cook up some winter warmers with your root veggies! Root vegetables include carrots, parsnips, beets, celeriac plus many more and they are often a feature of traditional roast dinners! Most root vegetables are easily grown in the U.K so look out for that Scottish or British flag when doing your food shopping to save on those foodmiles. Unless you grew them yourself…

Seasonal Recipes: Stir-fried Kale with Chilli & Garlic

Kale is a Superfood which means it is packed full of vitamins and nutrients. It is thought to help fight cardiovascular disease, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis; to prevent several types of cancer and pre-mature aging of the skin. We grow kale in our gardens but you can also pick it up from most supermarkets. It is a versatile leafy green which works well in curries, soups,…

Seasonal Recipes: Fruit Crumble

This recipe is part of our Pledge series, encouraging folk to eat more Scottish produce. It can mean fresher food that’s better for you, the environment, and your wallet. Check out the Pledge here. Have you made yours yet? [adapted from a recipe by Jamies’ Home Cooking Skills] What Fruit Can I Use? Almost anything! So we’d suggest that you use what’s in season right…

Seasonal Recipes: How to Make Soup From Almost Any Vegetable

This recipe is part of our Pledge series, encouraging folk to eat more Scottish produce. It can mean fresher food that’s better for you, the environment, and your wallet. Check out the Pledge here. Have you made yours yet? [adapted from an article by  the kitchn] ANY Vegetable? Yep, nearly any vegetable will make tasty soup. Some of our favourite veggies to use up include…

We’re Hiring!

  Projects, Workshops & Events Coordinator (£ 10 per hour 25 hours per week 31st March 2017) IMMEDIATE START REQUIRED Concrete Garden, are seeking an experienced ‘Projects, Workshops and Events Co-ordinator  to join our team. PERSONAL QUALITIES We are seeking someone who is friendly, outgoing and self-motivated, able to work under their own initiative to deadlines while engaging with a broad range of people and…