Over the last few weeks the IGA has begun work with Govan High School in Glasgow. Working in partnership with 6 S4 pupils and alongside Dr Benjamin Murphy and Rosanna Harvey-Crawford, we are transforming an overgrown area of the school into a food growing site.
So far we have worked on weeding, litter-picking and cutting back the raised beds. Students have been making lists for what to grow in the spring, including potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries to be used in the school’s home economics classes.
In the run up to COP26 coming to Glasgow we have been discussing issues of climate change, ecological anxiety, and climate justice with the group. The students have shared their worries about the planet and the future and have created protest posters to represent their feelings about climate justice.
We are delighted to be working with the school and are looking forward to developing the site into the summer.