Growing a Greener Glasgow

Posts Tagged: 'Govanhill'

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.

Grass cutting

We can cut the grass of a standard size tenement backcourt for £24. If you are looking for something cheaper, why not rent out manual lawn mower for £10 per day.

Guide to prepayment meters

Here in the Southside of Glasgow, where two thirds of the residents rent either privately or from a social landlord, many people have prepayment meters for their energy supply. Read our guide to find out how they work, the advantages and the disadvantages.

Come to our gardens and learn how to grow

Spring has finally sprung and it’s the perfect time to get outside and get growing! South Seeds is running two gardening sessions each week this growing season. The sessions take place in the two beautiful community gardens we have built, both of which are not too far from Victoria Road.

Composting Times is out

Paper copies of this newspaper, about composting in the Southside, are available in cafes and community outlets across Govanhill, Strathbungo and Pollokshields East during spring 2017.

Supporting migrants to understand our energy system

More than 20 migrants a week drop in to the South Seeds office for support to tackle a wide range of issues with their domestic gas and electricity supply – from no heating, to tampered meters or the debts of former residents.

Tenement special report: Managing food waste in Berlin

This investigation into food-waste disposal from multi-occupancy buildings in an ethnically diverse area of Berlin highlights some lessons that Glasgow could learn as it embarks on rolling out food waste collections in tenements.  

Allison Street community garden

In the heart of Govanhill there is the most beautiful garden in a lane behind Allison Street. We have written up the story of the garden, so you can find out more about it.