Broomhill Garden's Climate Challenge Fund Fun Day
18th October 2019
To celebrate the success of our Climate Challenge Fund project, we had our official opening day on Friday, welcoming residents and families of the wider Broomhill area for a day of fun. Advertised as the Broomhill Gardens 'Fun Day', wee ones and older ones alike were promised the excitement of games and activities with the underlying theme of climate change and respect for the natural environment running throughout the day. Our special guests did not let them down!
We had a wonderful visit from the Animal Man team from Glasgow, who brought scaly, furry, and feathery creatures for us to interact with and learn about. Everyone loved cuddling up to the grumpy ducks, wrapping the friendly snake around themselves, and marvelling at the giant snails and cockroaches. Animal handler Stephanie was very professional and we learned a great deal from both herself and the animals. We also had wonderful artist and face-painter Gadsya - from MySweetArt by Gadsya - who filled the Gardens with lots of unicorns, fairies and superheroes. Speaking of which - we even had a visit from Spiderman himself, who took time out of his busy day fighting crime to get some pictures with his fans at the Hub! Kids and parents were also thrilled and inspired by textile artist Susan's climate change and earth themed arts and crafts. We had Jeanette from HeavenlySeaSources who kept our energy levels up with her delicious and ethically-made oat bars and snacks. There's still some on sale in our cafe - grab them before they're gone! We also had representatives from plenty of local projects in attendance, who were able to promote their work, answer questions about climate change, and provide advice on matters of environmentalism.
Of course, the most important part of the day was a focus on climate change and our part in protecting the earth. Amidst all the outdoor fun, crafts, and activties, we had our 'earth pledges' to pin up on our windows with promises we would make to reduce our carbon footprints. From 'always picking up my litter' to 'walking to school everyday', our pledges were inspirational and engaging. We all have our little bit to do in reducing our impact on the earth and protecting it from harm - but at Broomhill Gardens, we're already making positive changes and excited to reduce our carbon footprints through fun, affordable and accessible ways.
We have plenty of new faces joining our regular CCF events - so why not get involved? Leave your name, email and phone number with us to be included in the regular CCF email. Get the chance to cook up a tasty, eco-friendly meal with new friends. Get muddy in the gardens and grow some winter veg in our greenhouses. Take on a carbon literacy course, recycle your old items at our Re-use events, watch a thrilling environmentalism film, and get arty with low-carbon crafts. It's all happening at Broomhill Gardens and Community Hub!