A plot at Merrylee Allotments on Glasgow’s Southside has been made more accessible to people with disabilities, thanks to local builders’ merchants, Travis Perkins.
Materials to create raised beds and a slabbed path for better access for people with limited mobility were provided, along with advice and guidance on what to do. Said Carr Gomm Community Development worker, Kevin Fullerton: ‘We’d like to thank Bryan Mawer and his team at the Muirend branch of Travis Perkins for their terrific support. Along with the help of plot holders at Merrylee Allotment Association, the efforts of our own participants and matched funding from the Moffat Charitable Trust, the plot has been transformed.’
Twice weekly facilitated gardening sessions have been taking place at the plot since 2010. Last year it was agreed that raised beds and a slabbed path would make gardening more accessible to more people. Carr Gomm is a support charity which works to enable people to live life the way they choose and to play a part in their local community.
Kevin added: ‘We hope this work will encourage more people to get involved and enjoy the benefits of growing their own fruit, vegetables and flowers while getting some exercise in the open air.’
Person centred, Car Gomm provides support at home and through its Community Development team of trained and committed workers. See www.carr-gomm.org for further information.