In collaboration with Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST), the IGA has created plans to develop a wellbeing garden area in the university’s Wildlife Garden. It is hoped that this will become an important space for students, staff, and other members of the community, including schools, to use to support mental health and wellbeing through an engagement with nature.
Work began on site this week to start developing the garden space. The garden is a large space and the demarcated area for the wellbeing site is located in the middle section. To enhance access we worked on recreating a clear pathway by laying and flattening bark.
Over the coming months we aim to put the Green Technicians plans into action by developing the site in a number of ways. We hope to repair and rejuvenate raised beds, create a wildflower area, develop a mindfulness sand garden, and much more!
This space aims to work as a sister site to one being developed at the University of Leeds and we are looking forward to exploring the potential of these sites for challenging ecological anxiety in the years to come.