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Get your community growing with MyParkScotland

The shelves may be empty of courgettes and lettuces but across Scotland community groups that love their fruit and veg are crowdfunding their way out of the courgette crisis!

Valentine’s Day sees the launch of the first MyParkScotland crowdfund campaign theme for 2017 and the focus is on community growing and food #myparkgrow

Nothing beats the taste of a freshly picked apple or the joy of munching peas fresh from the pod. Seven groups are looking to bring these simple pleasures to their local community with crowdfunds to recreate a ‘lost’ garden, create community growing in a car park and buy heritage pigs.

Ian Goodman, MyParkScotland Project Manager, said: “The idea of the campaign is to highlight the delicious range of projects that are looking to raise funds to support community growing.  We have a range of exciting projects from all over Scotland lined up under the growing theme and will keep adding projects during February.”

Check out the growing projects here and please show them some love on Valentine’s Day. How about pledging the money that you’ve saved not buying courgettes to your favourite project?! Or the price of bunch of red roses?!

Got a great growing project in your community? It’s not too late to be part of the campaign email with your project idea.

The delicious growing projects include:

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 Food and Growing is the first of MyParkScotland’s 2017 crowdfunding campaigns. Look out for Play, Heritage & History and Get Active coming soon.

About MyParkScotland

MyParkScotland is an independent Scottish charity that works to help people discover, enjoy and support Scotland’s parks @myparkscot

The project development has been led by Scottish charity greenspace scotland, working in partnership with Friends of Parks groups, City of Edinburgh Council, Falkirk Council, Fife Council and Glasgow City Council. Initial development funding was provided by Nesta and Heritage Lottery Fund as one of 11 UK Rethinking Parks projects.

The parks listing service currently covers Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and Glasgow – and we have exciting plans to extend the MyParkScotland website, funding platform and park endowment across Scotland.