Help Yourself Grow

Location: The Jeely Piece Club Community Garden  

Free practical and enjoyable gardening experience for 18-30 year olds with a learning disability in Glasgow. Managed by Fair Deal and delivered in partnership with The Hidden Gardens.

Established in February 2012, Help Yourself Grow – Gardening (HYG-G) is a multi-award winning experience devised and operated by Fair Deal and developed and delivered in partnership with The Hidden Gardens.

The Hidden Gardens deliver the training in gardening skills and offer learning opportunities for young people and adults with a learning disability, who are supported by Fair Deal. They work towards the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society (RCHS) Grow & Learn Awards.

Each Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday a group meets at The Jeeley Piece Club Community Garden where core gardening skills such as propagation, composting, seed sowing, mulching and weeding are taught and practiced.

Additional activities such as arts and crafts, building bird boxes, making herb planters, carpentry, making soup with the vegetables they have grown are also enjoyed by the group.

The young people who have joined Help Yourself Grow over the years have expressed an interest in developing their gardening skills and sharing their knowledge with the group and the wider community.

How to take part

Participation by application | You are eligible to participate if you are aged 18-30, live in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire or East Renfrewshire and have a learning disability.

Please contact Gail at Fair Deal for more information 0141 634 4996.