Our Dundee club is transforming the local community
Lochee Laughter Club children and families have been busy transforming the local community with the help of Dundee City Council Community Gardner Kate Treharne and Community Artist Sarah Bright.
The club takes place weekly in a sheltered lounge amidst high rise flats with derelict land to the back. It needed some sunshine and that’s where our families came in.
We know oor tatties
Under Kate’s green fingered expertise and ably supported by Lorraine and the team from Dundee Community Family Support Project we dug for victory and succeeded in growing an abundance of potatoes and other crops. More than enough for the soup pots of our children and families – we were able to feed other local folk too.
Art for all
Now the summer and autumn harvests have passed the laughter club has teamed up with Community Artist, Sarah Bright. We’ve been awarded a local grant from Dundee Partnership and a community mural will reveal itself once the dark days of winter pass.
Our work has even attracted the attention of STV. The kids and families got to tell the story of our community garden and most importantly what it has done for them.
As part of our evaluation we asked children and parents to say what they had got out of our project:
“I’ve learned how to grow crops”
– S.H., age 11
“It has given me the opportunity to build positive relationships.”
– A parent
“More stuff to do, eating more healthy… am going out more to parks, etc.”