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What’s been happening in the Inner Forth!

What’s been happening in the Inner Forth!

Hello, it’s been a while since my last blog so I thought I would share some of the activities that I’ve been getting up to within the Inner Forth area over the past couple of months! Following the busy summer … Continue reading

East Dunbartonshire Green Gym is go!

East Dunbartonshire Green Gym is go!

So a brand new Green Gym has started in East Dunbartonshire. The group meets every Wednesday from 10.30am – 1.30pm and we are working at Merkland Local Nature Reserve in Kirkintilloch. So far the group have been working to tidy … Continue reading

TCV to the rescue!

Today we had for mission to mend the greenhouse in St Benedict’s Primary School in Easterhouse. The greenhouse made out of recycled plastic bottles and bamboo sticks had been vandalized and needed repairing. The primary school converted a wide area … Continue reading

Volunteering Skills Award Pilot

hiya! welcome to TCV Glasgow what do you know about us? if you dont know much about little old us lets start fresh! our newest project is the volunteering skills award which is a work in progress so be kind! … Continue reading

Can the environment change the way in which we tackle social and health inequality?

Can the environment change the way in which we tackle social and health inequality?

Concern on social and health inequality is growing in the UK. Four years after the Marmot Review set out the evidence demonstrating the relationship between health and social and economic conditions, we have had another call for an agenda more … Continue reading

Mondelēz Employee Action Day at Ley Hill & QE Sites

Mondelēz Employee Action Day at Ley Hill & QE Sites

On a windy and distinctly grey looking Wednesday morning, TCV welcomed a willing group of volunteers from Mondelēz to the Ley Hill Growing Site. The ‘Purple Army’ piled out of the minibus with eyes on the ominous clouds above and … Continue reading

Autumn update as the wet weather arrives

Autumn update as the wet weather arrives

It’s been a while since my last entry so here are a few things to bring you up-to-date. Fieldwork has almost come to an end for this year with the majority of waders, nets and buckets being packed away until … Continue reading

TCV Allotment Open Day, September 24th (or how I got my allotment groove on) – by Mark Crossland

So there I was, in the middle of an allotment I had only set foot in once, the week before, surrounded by strangers, holding a trowel, pretending to dig, whilst a newspaper reporter took photos of me. How on earth … Continue reading

Hedgelaying

Hedgelaying

A great Hedgelaying workshop this weekend in Jubilee Wood, Whitehead. Everyone went away with new skills and a new understanding of the importance of traditional hedgelaying techniques. Laying hedges was an important land management technique for farmers to keep livestock in or out. … Continue reading