Anthony’s pop-up veg patch

White middle aged male with younger white female, looking over blue raised bed in garden and in front of white house.

With help from Fearn Free Food Garden, Anthony will soon enjoy his own home-grown veg from his garden in Ross-shire.  

Anthony, who is supported by our Highland service, is tending to the produce he’s now able to grow in his new raised bed.

Peas, salad and other veg have been planted out in the raised bed with the help of Maddy of Fearn Free Food Garden.

This is part of their ‘Pop Up Garden’ project.

The Fearn Free Food Garden was set up in Tain to grow organic produce which is shared with the community for free. They also provide teaching on sustainable practices. In 2023, they set up the ‘Pop Up Garden’ project, providing people with a free plant bed, compost, plants and mentoring to support them on their growing journey. This is all to help combat loneliness, isolation and poverty in rural areas, making growing veg accessible for all, particularly those with enduring health conditions and disabilities.

Anthony’s support Practitioner in our Highland Team knew that he liked to spend time in his garden and so put in an application for him to receive a garden. All the produce in this pop-up veg patch is easy to grow and is roughly 80cm x 1.2m large so that it’s manageable and enjoyable to grow!


Thanks Fearn Free Food Garden!


Visit the Fearn Free Food Garden’s website to find out more about their work.


Read about Carr Gomm’s community projects which tackle social isolation and loneliness.