greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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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