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Growing food in Govanhill

Like many hidden spaces in Govanhill, the space behind the back courts of Dixon Avenue and Langside Road was full of dumped rubbish and windblown litter. However when Robin Ashton, South Seeds Community Development and Growing Officer saw the site in February this year he immediately saw the potential of a South West facing space […]

South Seeds nominated for the Saltire Society Innovation award

South Seeds are delighted that the Energy Snapshot report we published earlier this year has been nominated for the Saltire Society’s Innovation award. See all the nominations here: www.saltiresociety.org.uk/awards/architecture/housing-design.

What does a home energy audit involve?

We arrange an energy audit of your home at a time that suits you. Our Energy Officers, Amanda and Lorna, will chat about your fuel bills and how you use energy in your home. They will also look at heating, insulation and how energy efficient your home is – it doesn’t take long. Amanda and […]

Drop in to our office for energy advice

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Getting housing association tenants involved in food growing.

South Seeds were approached by Yasmin Mann a resident living on Bankhall Street in Govanhill about getting other residents involved to improve a communal area in the centre of the block and behind each backcourt drying green. South Seeds worked with Yasmin to design a questionnaire which would gage weather residents were interested in getting […]

Tenement champions

We are working with tenement residents to improve the energy efficiency of their whole close.
Draughty closes with broken windows, ill-fitting front doors and inadequate insulation can all lead to making tenement flats even harder to heat. We’ve created Tenement Champions to support neighbours in taking simple steps to save money on their energy bills. Neighbours benefit from our expertise in making tenement closes more energy efficient including signposting to government initiatives, prioritising work that will have the greatest effect and finding out if landlords within the building are properly registered.
If you live in a tenement close in Queens Park, Govanhill, Crosshill or Strathbungo and would like to work with us, then get in touch. Call Lorna on 0141 636 3959.

South Seeds is looking for a volunteer

We’re currently looking to take on a volunteer who would help with the community engagement work at South Seeds and also help creating new community garden spaces. We would be able to provide the volunteer with a basic disclosure and also any training that would benefit the project. We’re looking for someone who would be able to work roughly 2 days a week, and be flexible working the occasional evening or weekend.
Volunteering opportunity
Volunteering request form
For more information give us a call on 01416363959 or email robin@southseeds.org

Glasgow’s European Green Capital 2015 bid supports South Seeds

Glasgow’s European Green Capital 2015 Bid Champion, Bailie Liz Cameron said: “Glasgow’s bid to be Europe’s Green Capital is built on the principle that environmental improvements also mean economic and social improvements – and the work that South Seeds is doing is a perfect example of how that works at a community level.”