In October Glasgow Eco Trust hosted an action packed Action Earth volunteer day at Heart of Scotstoun Green Garden. We had nearly 40 volunteers come along to join in the event and make a real difference to the Green Garden.

Corporate volunteer teams from Network Rail, Lloyds Banking Group and DMS Qualitrol joined regular volunteers from the West Glasgow Green Gym, Heart of Scotstoun and Glasgow Eco Trust.

The volunteers undertook a range of tasks including re-laying a gravel path that had been overgrown with weeds; tidying up the willow tunnel and weaving in the overgrown branches, raked out and aerated the new lawn area and weeded and mulched the flower beds.

"We all thoroughly enjoyed our day of volunteering.  We will definitely sleep well tonight after all that fresh air.  Thank you to all the staff, especially the kitchen staff for the delicious lunch.  We look forward to being able to help in the future." Network Rail volunteer

"Thank you for hosting our team at the corporate volunteering event, we were so glad we could help in the community garden.  We hope we can come back to visit next year to see what progress has been made." Lloyds Banking volunteer

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that came along to help out on the day and made a real difference to the garden, to the team in the Cherry Tree Cafe for the lunch and to Action Earth and Impact Funding Partners for the funding to make the event possible. And we look forward to seeing you again soon!

There is still time to grab an Action Earth grant. Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering. Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.