Our Community Garden Project
Our aim is to increase biodiversity in Mount Vernon Park by planting wild flower beds, and making bird boxes and bee hotels, we hope to encourage local wildlife to thrive and grow, as well as creating an inviting area for park users to sit and relax.
We have gathered ideas and suggestions from the community during our Community our engagement days, social media and survey. We followed this up with consultation and have took on advice from technical advisers on how best to achieve our outcome.
John Lewis in the Community
A Huge Thank You to The John Lewis Team ‘Partners in the Community’ and our Community Hall volunteer Mark for doing such an amazing job in our Community Garden and surrounding area on Thursday 30th of May. We were really impressed how well you you powered through all of the tasks even in the horrible weather. You are welcome back any time
We are continuing on the success of our Community Garden located on the slabbed area beside the community hall.
The second phase of our community garden located in the triangular grass site beside the hall. We have installed raised beds for community growing and an orchard
With funding from Paths for All we have created a path through the community garden linking the community hall and community woodland promoting Active travel .
We are looking into further funding to complete the rest of the woodland path
Some of our volunteering days
9th of November 2018
Eastbank Academy pupils regularly come along to Mount Vernon to help us. They came along and helped us fill our raised beds in super fast time. These were later filled with plants and shrubs on our regular community volunteering days.
15th June 2018
Thank you to the Clydesdale Bank team, Mount Vernon Primary Eco Committee and our volunteer Mark for all your hard work planting some of our hedging from The Woodland Trust on Friday 15th of June 18.
Thank you for brightening up our community garden by adding flowers to the raised beds and planters it looks fantastic:-)
Special thanks to James from "JM Wild Designs" for organising the volunteering day and providing your expert guidance.
Our volunteers within the local community have been fantastic and we appreciate their time. Special thanks to Lori Lynch and her boys for all your hard work.
Thank you for all of our plant donations so far. Special thanks to Susan Wilson in particular for her very generous donation.
Tesco Bags of Help
We are delighted that we have received £4,000 Funding rom Tesco Bags of Help to make improvements to our Community Woodland area and Community Garden area. A huge thank you to all of the local community and wider community who voted for us each time they shopped at our local stores we couldn't have done it with out you!
Paths for All & Transport Scotland Active Travel
We are delighted to have received £3,000 funding in order for us to make improvements to the existing nature trail and community garden improving the path to our local links to transport in the area
We have received £250 funding for our community garden project
We have received £250 funding to help create our community garden
We received £1,000.00 grant funding from CSGN and some additional funding from MVCH this has allowed us to purchase wood and tools. Ian Ferns a local carpenter volunteer has helped the other volunteers and members of the local community create both large and small planters with living wall and bench attached so you can sit and relax comfortably in our garden area.
Asda funding of £1,500 and Action Earth funding of £250 has also helped us purchase picnic benches that will be assembled shortly and installed in the community garden area beside the hall. We have purchased some smaller planters and also purchased paint, so that we could bring more colour to our garden.
Woodland Trust have just confirmed that they will deliver over 300 free hedging trees to our community garden this year. We will ask the community to come along and get involved in the planting of these trees. Our plan is to create a natural boundary around the triangular area of our community garden.
Get involved, Make a difference
If you would like to get involved in this project please contact us by selecting the link below we would love to hear from you. No previous experience necessary and we are all learning new skills as we go.
Volunteering with us can range from anything from one hour of your time, a morning, afternoon or the entire day, it really doesn’t matter. We understand that your time is precious so we really appreciate however much of that time you can give. No previous experience necessary, and all ages and skills levels are welcomed you may even learn a new skill in the process!
We plan to meet up on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 3pm to make further improvements so watch this space or better still come along and help us create a wonderful space for the community to use and enjoy together.
Future Volunteering Days
12pm to 3pm: Last Sunday of the Month