We’re excited to let you know about our newest project: We’re planning to transform a closed-down council plant nursery into a productive organic food growing project in the southside of Glasgow.
Bellahouston Nursery is an unused 2 hectare site with polytunnels and a greenhouse, and we’d love to transform it into a leading example of urban food growing. We want to create a multi-use and multi-occupancy site for a range of activities around local, sustainable, low-carbon food production.
We envision Bellahouston as a bustling hub of food and growing activity, with many people using the site in different ways which will help build a sustainable food system for Glasgow. We imagine learning, leisure and livelihoods taking place together with families looking after plots, individuals training in organic horticulture, and people from different organisations earning a livelihood from the site. There will be school groups learning about where food comes from, community groups making preserves, and start up coops and social enterprises producing all sorts of interesting foods.
Glasgow City Council has already given Locavore Permission to Use Bellahouston Nursery on a one year basis. We are now looking to secure a Community Asset Transfer from the Council. This would allow us to use the site on a long-term basis so that we can invest in the site and develop it to its full potential as a pioneering hub for urban food growing and learning in Glasgow.
As part of our Asset Transfer application we need to show that there is support and backing for our proposal. We need your input and support to show that there is demand for this to happen!