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Just Souper – Ardenglen bowled over after winning community soup –off

Ardenglen Housing Association gardening group taste success in hotly contested soup.



The Association’s “Happy Gardeners” group emerged victorious in the keenly-fought community contest held at Castlemilk Parish Church. Six teams battled it out to persuade members of the public their soup was the best on offer.

When the votes were tipped out of the ballot box Ardenglen came joint first with “Fair Deal - Help Yourself Grow.”  Ardenglen’s soup was  a curry roasted red pepper and aubergine offering and was widely praised by those who sampled it  as “spicy and delicious.”

The community event was organised by Castemilk Together -  a community organisation which as the name suggests aims to create togetherness.

Ardenglen and Cassiltoun Housing Associations along with  Castlemilk Community Church are partners in Castlemilk Together.

It has a firm emphasis on food wellbeing and the promotion of healthy eating and nutrition.

The event was well attended and Castlemilk Parish Church Minister Rev Sarah Brown presented the winners with their prizes which included a book of recipes and cooking utensils.

Community-led environmental charity Urban Roots played a key role in helping to run the event in partnership with the Church.

The Happy Gardeners group is part of Ardenglen’s community initiative known as “The Only Way Is Up” or TOWiE for short which is a key part of its regeneration work. 

Fiona McGovern, Ardenglen’s Regeneration Officer, said: “This was yet another example of the Castlemilk community coming together for an event which was worthwhile and enjoyable. The soups were delicious and we congratulate both groups who triumphed on their winning recipes.”

Image: Bowled over…the winners with Castlemilk Parish Church Minister Rev Sarah Brown (fourth left). 


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