Auticulture Network was formed in 2015 for and by autistic adults (18+) who find that connecting with nature provides a retreat from the pressures of life and an outlet for their creativity. With two easily accessible sites for gardening now established in Glasgow and more in the planning stages, there is ample opportunity to use the spaces for relaxation or just to enjoy the fresh air and exercise at your own pace. Choose to participate in communal tasks or take up a personal project, when space alone is needed – the choice is always yours.
Links with nature are many, providing plenty of opportunity for each person to develop their own interests, learn new skills and discover talents previously untapped, in pleasant, supportive settings. Often, members create their own additional activities such hiking or cooking together and we have regular activities and collaborations with other organisations, should you wish to meet new people too.
The Network keeps its groups small and asks members to confirm attendance for this reason and so it can advise who will be present should this be important to anyone. For example, new members may ask to bring along a support worker for their first visit, so it is ensured no one else is affected by this beforehand.
Each of the sites has good facilities and shelter. The Auticulture Network's mindfulness sessions have proved popular enough for these to continue on a regular basis. Membership is free and they invite you to come along and create a space of your own. "You’ll probably surprise yourself."
You can find out more about the Auticulture Network and make contact at www.auticulture.net