Our Community growing theme will promote the idea of community growing in our greenspaces and parks and support communities who may be looking at community growing for the first time or are looking to improve their growing spaces and reach out to more people.
Take a look at the delicious growing projects:
Turning Inside Out, Napiershall Street Centre Car Park Community Garden, Glasgow
Raising funds to buy 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
The Callendar Park Walled Garden will provide space 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 are looking for support to grow and develop the space
Elcho Gardens Growing & Playing project, Calton, Glasgow
The 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 your 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, Granton Castle Walled Garden, Edinburgh
Granton’s ‘lost’ Castle Garden will re-open soon! Help us to create a space to meet and dream for visitors to this unique walled garden
Community Garden and Orchard, The Meadows, Edinburgh
Raising funds to create a community garden and orchard in meadows in Edinburgh.
Sensory and Herb garden, Kinning Park Complex
To create a sensory herb garden as part of the Kinning Park Complex Community Centre, an independent multi-use Community Centre in the south side of Glasgow.
It’s not too late to join in the campaign – If you would like to see your community growing and food project listed along with the projects below please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Projects include funds to prepare land for growing, help community groups purchase tools and equipment or putting on a community event in a growing space, restoring a lost garden and providing fruit and vegetables to supply a soup kitchen. All the projects are looking for that little bit extra funding to make great things happen by using MyParkScotland.
Previous successful growing projects include the Mini Orchard for Hayburn Park in Glasgow’s West End.