Woodlands Community Garden has been developed by the community for the community and as a result has attracted funding for a whole host of activities and projects. The garden can be found on West Princes Street (G4 9BY) and is open to the public all the time, so feel free to visit whenever you’re in the area.

Sarah Sall, a member of the Woodlands  Community Garden team, tells us about an exciting community event taking place next week.

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Woodlands Community Garden, part of Woodlands Community Development Trust (Charity No. SC008741), have received funding through the Scottish Government’s Talking Science grant, aimed at supporting public activities and events that get people talking about science, technology, and engineering and how they impact on our everyday lives.

Citizen science in a future city

On Thursday 20th February 2014 we will be looking at transport in our city with a particular focus on active travel. Guest speaker Mark Irwin will join us from Future City | Glasgow to look at active travel and investigate how Citizen Science and people power can help pave the way for improvements to infrastructure to help Glasgow as a whole become more active and drive down carbon emissions.

Special guests

The Bike Station will be on hand with information about a whole host of services they have, to help you find a Better Way to Work. You will be able to sign up on the night to access free training and other schemes.

Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) will be there too, offering advice on sustainable transport.

Film screening

There will be a series of short films from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday 20th of February 2014 followed by Mark’s talk and discussion, with time at the end and during the tea break to talk to The Bike Station and GUEST. The evening will finish at 9pm. The event is being held at; Yudowitz Seminar Room 1, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow,University Avenue, G12 8QQ. The venue is a five minute walk from Hillhead Subway Station on Byres Road.

Join us so together we can shape Glasgow into a future city focused on community and sustainable transport!

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