Our community growing projects use gardening and outdoor activities as the vehicle to actively tackle health and social inequalities in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities.

During 2018, we worked alongside over 500 people, of all ages, through the provision of inclusive and accessible events and activities, including sow & grow workshops, foraging events and reminiscence walks; there were also cooking workshops, food and blether groups, and craft workshops.

“Who would have thought that I could learn how to cook such a lovely choice of meals on a really tight budget?”

Health and social inequalities can heighten stress levels, and stress is a factor in almost all major mental and physical illnesses. Our community growing activities create the space for people to create friendships, develop new skills, and build a renewed sense of purpose in life.

Several of the community growers have commented on feeling more connected in their community, with a greater desire to improve their health and wellbeing.