Clovie Community Garden has won a Best Practice in Developing Communities at TPAS Scotland’s National Good Practice Awards 2016.
Clovie Community Garden was nominated by Prospect Community Housing for an award because they think it demonstrates innovation, the value of partnership working and the importance of taking a community led approach. As well as being a growing space, the garden brings people together, builds understanding and is helping improve local levels of health and wellbeing.
The project offers gardening courses, cooking workshops and natural play sessions for children. But it also provides a meeting space where people from different backgrounds can come together through shared activities and celebrations such as the summer Garden Open Day where everyone joined in over a meal made from garden produce while the children had fun harvesting potatoes!
We always look to work in partnership with other local agencies and we are fortunate that Wester Hailes is an area with a history of strong partnership working. Clovie Community Garden shows the value of collaborative working where there is a shared understanding and a commitment to give in kind support.
The garden is being generously supported by the Big Lottery for the next 3 years through a Community Led Activities grant.