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Projects promoting green living through active travel, habitat restoration, and community growing will benefit from £264,000 of development funding.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding was announced by Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon, as she visited one of the 11 successful recipients. Gorebridge Community Development Trust  has been awarded £13,571 to develop a community garden that will include an outdoor play area and therapeutic space to promote physical and mental well-being.

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Glasgow is set host to a one-day conference looking at how unused areas of land in cities and urban environments can be transformed into vibrant and productive spaces for people to use and enjoy. 

‘Making More of What We’ve Got – Repurposing Unused and Underused Sites’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 6 June and is the ninth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The event will draw inspiration from across the globe, featuring contributions from a range of experts including Ohio-based researcher, Sandra Albro, leading urban ecologist, Mathew Frith, and Glasgow’s newly appointed and first ever city urbanist, Brian Evans.

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Staff from Lloyds Banking Group staff have swapped the office for a day working in the great outdoors, helping to add colour and interest to a much loved therapy garden in Glasgow. Carrying out a range of practical tasks including weeding, planting and turf laying, the 13 volunteers have helped to transform the garden in just a matter of hours. 

The Rutherglen therapy garden is one of six being created through an innovative partnership project between Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) and The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS). 

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