Consumers, Europe, UK, Ireland, News October 2020

The Glasgow potato project bringing people together

ADA Stewart hardly knew her neighbours before lockdown. A bag of tatties on her doorstep changed all that. “It has been amazing – such a lovely, warm project to be part of,” explains the university lecturer. Ann Fotheringham reports.

“Something so simple and yet so meaningful, has made us all feel connected to each other.”

Glasgow Times:

Ada, husband Martin and their twins Gemma and Mark have spent this strangest of summers taking part in An Empty Gunny Bag Cannot Stand, an ingenious food-growing project dreamt up by Angus Farquhar and Rudy Kanhye of Aproxima Arts. It culminated in a fantastic harvest event, featuring music and performance by Mischief-La-Bas, and free chips.

Ada Stewart adds: “This project has been a light of sunshine in months of uncertainty. The team’s determination and hard work to make this happen is a great inspiration for us and the kids.

“I got to know so many more of my neighbours because we’d be out chatting to each other – not just about potatoes, but about our lives and work and children, sharing recipes, talking about gardening – it really was wonderful.” She smiles: “And the chips tasted amazing.”

Bringing people together in communities across Glasgow is what the Streets Ahead campaign is all about. The initiative has been supporting projects across the city for nine years.

Source: Glasgow Times. Full report with photos here
Photos: Courtesy Glasgow Times

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