Back to their roots
Toryglen-based charity Urban Roots held a successful fun day and harvest festival last Saturday.
“It went well and all the kids and parents had a great time,”said Les Rice, the project’s manager.
Around 70 to 80 people attended the event in Toryglen Community Base.
Everything at the event was free including, organic food, apple pressing, bushcraft, felting, a pedal-powered public address system and bread-making round an open fire.
“‘Everyone went walking in Malls Mire, the local nature reserve and had a ball,”Les added.
Urban Roots were set up to help construct community gardens, gardening courses, cookery courses and cycling courses.
Their next event is the annual Hallowe’en celebration.
It takes place on Saturday, October 31, between 4pm and 7pm.
Les said: “The kids make pumpkin lanterns then walk into the woods and enjoy storytelling around a camp fire. Everyone is welcome to come along.”
Core of the matter Donald Ballantyne (9), Harley McNaughton (2) and Billy Speirs (9) getting ready to press the apples into juice
Painted face Anwen Macauley (7), left, and Rhiannon Cooper (3) at the Urban Roots harvest festival