Greenspaces and Health
I was lucky enough to attend an excellent conference today (and I mean lucky enough, when I had first made enquiries there weren’t any places left, but someone dropped out so I got a place!). Organised by Greenspace Scotland it was about Greenspaces and health in Edinburgh and held at Slateford Green Community Centre which is based in an environmentally friendly, car-free housing development in Edinburgh. There were presentations from people and organisations involved in community growing projects across the city. We also had plenty of opportunities to discuss our thoughts about how access to greenspace can improve people’s health and well-being and how to ensure that more people can access the many opportunities on offer.
All the information from the event is going to be collated into a report, but hopefully the contacts that we made will lead to real collaboration between projects. It was certainly inspiring and lovely to be able to sit outside in the late winter sunshine for some of our discussions.
Cross posted to Crafty Green Poet