31 March was the last day for David Payne as Senior Project Officer for TCV's 'Space to Grow' project in and around the Wyndford Estate in Maryhill, Glasgow. The initial development phase of the project has now come to an end.
For the past 10 months David has been developing food growing schemes for local residents to grow their own food, and help combat climate change into the bargain. David's main project has been to create a 700 square metre allotment site with 27 plots at the foot of a tower block.
The project took a big leap forward with the recent delivery of some 3,000 plants - a mix of fruit, vegetables and herbs. Local residents have been busy planting these out in their new plots. The project has been developed with Cube Housing Association and funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. It's estimated that over a 10 year period, the food growing actions of the residents will save approximately 76,000kg of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main greenhouse gases contributing to global warming.
The planting and growing now begins for real for the new allotment holders, so we wish them all the best for the future. And good luck David!