Community Gardening.

Grow 73’s main aim is to establish a community garden in Rutherglen so that anyone can access the opportunity to grow their own food and can experience the physical and mental health benefits of gardening. We have found that there is no better way to learn about and appreciate the concept of sustainable locally grown food than by digging in the dirt and growing it yourself.

We have a small community plot in Overtoun park where we have successfully grown veg, fruit and herbs with the help of our volunteers for the past 3 years. To allow us to grow on a larger scale and meet the demand from the community for more growing opportunities we are currently negotiating with South Lanarkshire Council over the lease of 3 disused bowling greens in Overtoun Park with the view to establishing a larger community garden.

We are currently carrying out a community consultation to establish what facilities and activities people in Rutherglen would like to see included in the community garden. If you have 5 minutes to spare and would like to give your thoughts please click on the link below to complete the survey…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQJBXHW

Rutherglen Train Station
Grow 73 became the station adopters of Rutherglen Train Station in 2015 and since then our volunteers have developed and maintained the planters on the station platform. We have introduced some edible planting in the planters e.g. strawberries and herbs, and have increased the variety of planting to support local biodiversity and to provide a spot of colour!