The Go Greener community orchard in Rouken Glen Park was officially opened last week by former Eden Project sustainability director Chris Hines MBE.
The Go Greener community orchard in Rouken Glen Park was officially opened last week by former Eden Project sustainability director Chris Hines MBE who also presented award certificates to everyone who has helped Go Greener since its inception in 2008.
This was to thank the individuals, community organisations and companies who have helped along the way. Go Greener is also now making a renewed effort to encourage people to volunteer with their projects and events in whatever way they can.
The orchard project has finally come together after around three years hard work. This is a community project funded by Whole Foods Market, East Renfrewshire Council and Rouken Glen Park based businesses.
The orchard is about:
• Showcasing trees that are native to Scotland
• Remembering the history of orchards in the area (Orchard Park etc)
• Keeping alive the old fashioned skills involved in pruning and maintaining an orchard
• Providing volunteering and training opportunities
• Teaching children where apples come from
• Providing a place where the community can come together
• A venue for community events such as picnics, small music/arty gatherings, family days.
• It should be a happy and peaceful community space.
Last Updated: 13 February 2012 19:48