Growing a Greener Glasgow

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Solving energy problems in the heart of Govanhill

South Seeds has been working with Govanhill Housing Association and Govanhill Community Development Trust to support residents to solve energy issues in the enhanced enforcement area in Govanhill (the streets between Calder Street, Cathcart Road, Dixon Avenue and Victoria Road) since April 2018, through a project funded by the Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities Fund.

Croft winter clean up session

Do you want to see what the Croft looks like? Speak to our expert gardener about what can grow easily in Glasgow? Meet other people interesting in gardening? Spend an afternoon outside working the land?

Talking about climate change

South Seeds and Bike for Good collaborated to share information about climate change with residents on Glasgow’s southside.

Working in collaboration with local organisations

Simona was referred to South Seeds by Katarina, the community support officer at Govanhill Housing Association. Simona, her partner and their three young children were living in a privately rented flat that was bought by Govanhill Housing Association as part of an area improvement scheme.

Disposing of batteries

Batteries contain toxic chemicals and should not be added to household waste. Many shops and nearly all supermarket have facilities to dispose of spent batteries. If you can’t see the facility in the shop, simply ask a member of staff.

New southside composting facilities

Ever wondered how your potato peelings could help change the world? Wonder no more! You can help create compost by taking them, as well as your other vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds and even cardboard egg boxes, to South Seeds’ brand new composting hub at Queen’s Drive Lane community garden.

We are recruiting for a handyman

Man or woman, we are looking for someone with the skills to install energy saving measures such as draughtproofing around windows or underfloor insulation. If this could be you, call Lucy on 0141 636 3959 or email her on lucy@southseeds.org by 3rd November.

Renewable Snapshot report published

The Renewable Snapshot report identifies renewable energy technology appropriate for the Southside of Glasgow and where it could be installed on a street by street basis.