Invite to Big Lunch Extras
Three Rutherglen parents will travel to Cornwall next month to learn how to improve their community following the success of an event in Overtoun Park.
The Big Lunch, run by the Eden Project, took place on June 7.
On that day, Eden Project members encouraged as many communities as possible to host a lunch event at a community space.
This involved people getting together to share food with their neighbours.
And Eugenie Aroutcheff, Lynn Semple and Amy Mackie decided to organise an event in Overtoun Park, which proved to be a huge success, with more than 100 people attending.
On the back of the success of the Big Lunch in Overtoun Park, the group of Rutherglen parents have been invited to Cornwall in July for three days to take part in the Big Lunch Extras.
Big Lunch Extras is a programme to help individuals across the UK create positive change in their communities.
It will encourage attendees to share activities, projects and inspirational stories.
The parent s a re also hoping to start a community- growing project in the park.
This project wouldn’t be an allotment but, rather, a garden for the whole community, which locals could use to share their gardening knowledge.
As Eugenie ( 41), from Dukes Road, said: “This will be a chance to learn what other people throughout the UK are doing to improve their communities. It will be a great opportunity to network.
“In the Glasgow and South Lanarkshire area I think there were about six Big Lunches held, so Eden are keen to increase that number.
“I think we were chosen because of the success of the Big Lunch in Rutherglen and also the fact we are starting the community-growing project.”