Launching today the MyParkScotland Community Growing & Food Campaign Theme.
The idea of the campaign is to highlight the great range of projects that are being undertaken under the banner of community growing.
These projects include restoring a “lost” garden, creating a community garden in the corner of a car park and creating growing space in the heart of Falkirk Town Centre.
Turning Inside Out, Napiershall Street Centre Car Park Community Garden – We are raising funds tobuy a cover or gazebo for the garden so we can “turn inside out” for users when the conditions are wetter.
Grow On – stage one, Callendar Park, Falkirk – Donate to support the Callendar Park Walled Garden to grow vegetables for families in the local area.
Growing Together, Muiravonside Country Park, Falkirk – The local community in Maddiston have set up a growing area and need support to develop further.
Elcho Gardens growing & playing project, Calton. Glasgow – Elcho Garden has amazing potential and Calton Heritage & Learning need your support to create a gorgeous garden and play area.
Piggy Bank, Muiravonside Country Park, Falkirk – Newparks Farm at Muiravonside Park need support to adopt 4 rare breed pigs.
Dig in Falkirk, Falkirk – Let’s get Falkirk growing – for you, for your family, for fun! Creating a growing space in the heart of Falkirk Town Centre.
Space to Grow, Learn and Dream together, B-listed Granton Castle Walled Garden, Edinburgh – ‘Granton’s lost Castle Garden to re-open soon! Help create a space to meet and dream for visitors to this unique walled garden.
Take a look at the Community Growing & Food Project Page to get more information on the above projects.
Community growing benefits communities in so many ways – the produce gives access to healthy locally grown food, taking part in growing activates increases levels of physical activity and mental health and wellbeing and the public realm is vastly improved when underused spaces in our towns and cities are turned into growing spaces.
Please support these projects by donating to help them achieve their funding goals or by spreading the word about them to as wide an audience as possible.
We will be adding more projects as the theme progresses so keep an eye on the MyParkScotland site and social media accounts for more information.