May Members’ Skillshare: Community Food Growing

Growers and soon-to-be growers from across Scotland gathered last Friday for a SCCAN members skillshare on community food growing. 35 attendees heard from three very different projects about how to set up a garden, how to involve the community, and how to maintain enthusiasm.

You can re-watch the presentations below.

Sarah Davidson from Sustainable Cupar, Fife, outlined how the guerrilla gardening of apple trees has led to a number of community orchards that are havens for biodiversity and great spaces for training in grafting and scything and much more.
Kenny McCubbin from Shettleston Community Growing Project showed how a vision for change can transform a derelict urban space into a place where members of the local community feel welcome to come and relax, meet each other, have a laugh together and …. grow food together.
Nicholas Kelly from the Growers Hub, Broadforth and Strath on the Isle of Skye introduced some creative ways to fund their community garden.