A sustainable community... 

Is this possible?

Ruth Glasgow of The Hub G63 gives advice on what we can do.

‘We are a newly established social enterprise based in Drymen, but we exist to serve the G63 area. With our main focus on food we are working to promote and support sustainable living in the community. There is so much in the news these days about our future, climate change and sustainability but we felt that, being rural, our community often misses out on events happening in urban areas (even though we won’t escape the effects of climate change etc and we can definitely still take action to help).

So, The Hub G63 is designed to bring opportunities to our community. This means, through workshops, raising awareness of global topics like the environmental impact of food etc but also more upbeat activities like establishing community food growing topics and getting people together over community meals.

We are helping with the revamp of Drymen Playpark (led by Charlotte Wallace and Carol Still) which will include food growing, not just for children but as a way of bringing different generations together to share skills and knowledge and just spend time together. 

We are working with the Scottish Food Coalition as ‘Good Food Nation Ambassadors’ to raise awareness of the proposed Good Food Nation consultation and Bill.

We will soon launch zero-waste food retail (online ordering at first) and ultimately we are trying to find suitable premises for a shop front and so we can truly be a community Food and Sustainability Hub. 

Ihere is so much more to what we plan to do so keep watching and listening. We are a community project so if you have any idea sor want to get involved:find us on Facebook or email info@thehubg63.org

Paul Saunders