Aberdeen volunteer group have broken new ground as the first to sign up to the new Adopt-a-Garden campaign.
The campaign is set to encourage people from across Scotland to get green fingered and help care for the gardens of vulnerable adults in their own communities.
Volunteers are encouraged to register to take part and help relieve the burden of garden maintenance from older people and vulnerable adults Scotland-wide.
Volunteers will be put in contact with those that would benefit from extra help maintaining their outdoor space with the aim of reducing isolation and enhancing local environments.
The Cummings Park Community Flat group are the first to participate in the campaign organised by Scotland’s charity for the environment, Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Donna Sim from the group said: “The volunteers of Cummings Park Community Flat are delighted to be part of the Adopt-a-Garden campaign.
“We are keen to start working in gardens over the summer months and look forward to ensuring that local people, who cannot manage their own gardens for various reasons, benefit from improvement in their outdoor spaces.”
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “The Adopt-a-Garden campaign has been made possible by the 5p’s collected from Tesco customers through the single use carrier bag charge.
“We are delighted to put these funds to good use and support volunteer groups to take action to improve local environmental quality and gain practical outdoor skills whilst strengthening relationships with their own community.”
Keep Scotland Beautiful is encouraging interested parties, from local residents and community groups to local authorities to register to take part in the Adopt-a-Garden campaign by contacting: [email protected]