More and more people in Scotland want to grow their own fruit and vegetables but land availability is a big challenge. This pack has been produced to help Scottish communities explore new places and more ways to grow their own food.
Use the big ‘Our Growing Community’ poster to find places in your area which could be used for community growing.The poster highlights over 20 places from railway stations and high streets to school grounds and parks.
Then use the pack to find out what types of community growing would work best in each place – from familiar allotments and community gardens to edible borders in park flower beds and street orchards to more unusual forms of growing like roof gardens and green walls. The individual guidance notes will then point you in the right direction to get started.
In the pack you will find:
guidance on how to use the pack
guidance notes on the different places you can grow fruit and veg
Our Growing Community poster
community growing matrix
overview of community growing approaches
This pack has been produced by greenspace scotland was supported by:
We would also like to thank the many community growing experts and greenspace professionals who generously shared their knowledge and expertise. We would particularly like to acknowledge the members of the Grow Your Own Working Group. Check out their website for lots of useful information and contacts here