Tim Cowen

Tim Cowen


Woodlands Community Development Trust is a registered charity concerned with the long-term regeneration of Woodlands area of Glasgow – its economy, its environment, its facilities and the ‘spirit’ of Woodlands. We are community based and accountable – in our work, our style and the composition of our board of management. Our key aims include supporting community-based education activities, promoting the health and well-being of our community, encouraging participation in community arts and the advancement of environment protection. Woodlands Community Garden is our main project. Since 2010 we have transformed a derelict urban gap site into a thriving community garden and “outdoor community centre”. The garden has over 50 raised beds where local people can grow their own food, with beds allocated on an annual basis. The garden is a wonderfully therapeutic space that helps people to recover from the stresses and strains of every day life. Woodlands Workspace has seen us transform a derelict gap site that had lain empty for over 20 years into an exciting new community resource. It is a vibrant new venue for meetings, workshops, art and community activities. Woodlands Community Café takes place on Monday evenings, feeding an average of 60-70 people per week, with meals cooked using fresh ingredients including those grown at our community garden. We also run regular cookery workshops both at the cafe and in partnership with other local organisations. We also tackle issues over waste and street littering with our programme of community clean ups.

Skills and resources

Skills and resources I/we can share

Training and consultancy on cooking, gardening, fundraising

Skills and resources I/we need

Access to food storage facilities

Activities & Interests

Community Gardening
Community Meals
Home Cooking
Food Poverty
Environmental Issues
Support Service