TCV Scotland's Winter Woodlands Greenability Programme was Highly Commended in the Innovation category of the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The Greenability programme provided the chance for people with a wide range of disabilities to get outside and get closer to nature. The loudest cheer of the recent Awards evening came when one of the programme participants, her guide person, and our staff and partners went on stage to collect the award. We look forward to working with our partner organisations in the future to provide more opportunities for people with disabilities to discover and enjoy the natural world around us.
Our Space to Grow programme was also nominated in the Community Initiative Award which was a great recognition of the work undertaken with residents in Maryhill, Glasgow, who have transformed two underused courtyards into attractive and colourful spaces for growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and wildflowers. The Space to Grow group have also been surveying aspects of the local environment as part of a Citizen Science project. And they have plans for further projects, so there's no stopping Space to Grow!
Volunteers and staff from the Winter Woodlands Greenability and Space to Grow programmes are pictured here enjoying the RSPB Awards evening. Congratulations are due to everyone involved in both of these inspiring programmes.