As part of our new monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we are including a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one of the many organisations that we work with.

This month’s Friend Focus is Alderman Road Community Gardens which is a green-space project in Knightswood established by the Coach House Trust.

The community gardens are located on a former a derelict garden centre in Knightswood and since 2007, when the CHT took over the site, it has been transformed from a disused space into a thriving garden. The garden provides voluntary opportunities for of the local community, workshops in many aspects of organic gardening and serves as a space for the practice of social and therapeutic horticulture.

DRCET have worked with Alderman Road on several projects including:

  • Heart of Scotstoun Community Garden where they have supplied the plants and vegetables for the garden.
  • Big Green Sundays where they ran container growing sessions at our series of  events back in March and April.
  • Camstradden Community Garden, which is a stalled spaces project being lead by Pineview Housing Association. Alderman Road again provided the plants and vegetables.

The Coach House Trust, which was established in the late 90’s to refurbish the old coach house in Belmont Lane near Kelvin Bridge, helps individuals discover their talents through offering a wide range of workshops and activities.

Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in growing your own food. Recently the Scottish Government announced over half a million pounds of funding to support food growing initiatives including setting up a dedicated website –

So if you are in the Knightswood area pop along and say hello and grab your self some lovely local produce!