Growing Together – A community partnership delivering a Craigshill based growing and food sharing project.
Growing Together is a project that gives residents the opportunity to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables, with guidance and help along the way. Working in our local community we create and cultivate community gardens, host cooking sessions and community events, promoting the ability to create nutritious meals at home and supporting people of all ages who want to grow food.
Thanks to funding secured through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund, the project team offer a range of community based ‘plot to plate’ activities which are great fun and free to take part in. We provide ‘grow your own’ kits for participants to use at home, give practical help through instruction manuals and our YouTube Channel and we make use of raised planters at three Almond HA community garden sites.
Our aim is that local people from all age groups engage with the project, through growing activities, workshops and community food events designed to support sustainable lifestyle changes. Growing Together is run in partnership with West Lothian Youth Action Project and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).
The project is based in Craigshill and is open to all Craigshill residents. We share food that we grow locally in the gardens and local residents can collect grow your own kits and recipe kits which are distributed via the community fridge.
Rowan Grove Community Garden – nestled between the houses, this garden is the largest growing space for vegetables, fruit and a range of flowers and shrubs. A great event space for the community
The Secret Garden in Forth Drive – a quiet walled garden filled with a variety of shrubs, flowers and a gorgeous cherry tree. A tranquil place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Hobart Street Community Garden – sited on the little hill behind Riverside Primary school, this is a working garden used to produce fruit and vegetable.
Link to our web page for more detail: Growing Together (almondha.org.uk)