We are creating an urban ‘allotment’ area on Carfin Street in Govanhill, Glasgow. Anyone living on Carfin Street and the surrounding nearby area can apply for use of a planter to grow fruit and veg. Central to the project is the fact that the produce will be grown so close to the participants’ homes.
Our aim is to give local people access to high quality produce in an area with high levels of food insecurity, give skills in growing and cooking, create opportunities for social connection, improve physical and mental wellbeing, and help people take back some control of their food system.
To deliver this we are seeking a self-employed facilitator who will be responsible for conducting community consultation work, recruiting participants to the project, and designing and delivering a series of workshops and support sessions with project participants.