We had driven past this place a number of times and it always got my attention, as it looked like an allotment site, but the gates were always closed. I became even more curious, when I saw a small vegetable bed had been dug up on the outside with canes... So the gates open and a welcoming sign for visitors, I coudln't resist. I got D to park the car (not that easy, but we eventually found a parking spot) and then we stepped into this little green space hidden in Govan.
Govan was once known for being the centre of shipbuilding on the Clyde and this hidden green space is not that far from the Fairfields Shipyards.
The volunteers there were very welcoming, Guy and Moira. They offered us cups of tea, gave us a little background to the set up of the initiative, showed us around - all in all they were extremely welcoming.
It is most impressive how the project has made the most of nothing namely from recycled materials and the goodwill of volunteers. There was a pyramid 'wigwam' built from recycled wood and branches; as well as plastic blue bins that were cut out with many holes and then filled with strawberry plants. I'm sorry I don't have a photograph of either of these.
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I wish the people behind and working for the LEGUP project every success in the future.