Members of Maddiston Community Council, working alongside Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council, are spearheading a growing area in Muiravonside Country Park that features an “edible corridor” of fruit and vegetables called the Scrumping Trail as well as a Community Orchard and individual plots where vegetables can be grown. This helps local people produce their own food in a sustainable low carbon way.
Support is needed to fund improvements to the growing initiative which is run entirely not for profit. The group want to install a natural water supply for the site, improving their opportunity to keep the plants growing without relying on mains water along with other developments including more equipment and seeds. By supporting them with this you are helping reduce the carbon footprint of local food and reducing the amount of chemicals and energy used because the water collected on site will not be treated in the same way as tap water.
Why not consider offsetting the environmental impact of any big journeys you are planning by plane, train or car with a donation to this project which is aimed at creating a sustainable low carbon food chain for local people?
If you are interested in renting a plot at the community growing space please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Growing Together" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can now donate to the Growing Together project by TEXT. Just text the project code (FALK53) plus an amount to 70070 – for example: 'FALK53 £5' to donate £5. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.