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GYOWG hosts Introduction to the Community Empowerment Act

What is it about? The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act brings new rights, duties and responsibilities which could have a huge impact on community growing and allotments in Scotland.  This event is an introduction to the Act, so that people who are affected by these new rights, duties and responsibilities are aware of them and better […]

Scottish Fruit Trees – stock list 2015/16

Commonwealth Heritage & Scottish Fruit Trees 2015/2016 stock list Scottish Fruit Trees 2015-16 Stocklist complete We supply high quality and delicious fruit trees of a good size, well adapted for the Scottish climate. Our aim is to make it easy for people to grow delicious fruit and to enjoy the simple pleasure of picking […]

New Guide for growing on contaminated land

New Guide Helps Community Growers Tackle Contamination A new guide for Scotland’s community gardeners and ‘allotmenteers’ offering information about growing food on land that may be contaminated, has been launched by the Grow Your Own Working Group. ‘A Guide For Growing On Land Which May Be Contaminated‘ has been written in response to an increasing demand […]

Questionnaire about Green Roofs

A third year undergraduate student at the University of York studying Environmental Geography has asked us to advertise a survey she is conducting, for her dissertation. She would like UK gardening groups and communities to fill in the survey (should take 5 mins) to assess UK gardeners’ views on green roofs. Thanks! The survey is […]

Growing Together – Expression of Interest form

Please return to Heidi Seary, Expression of interest form – Growing Together

Drylaw Grow Your Own Working Group Makes the News!

  Scotland’s “Grow Your Own” movement was given extra support by rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead during a visit to Drylaw neighbourhood centre last month. The minister was impressed by the centre’s Drylaw and Telford community Gardens project, and after meeting some enthusiastic volunteers Mr Lochhead endorsed the workings of the Grow Your own Working […]

Allotment Consultation

Plans to simplify and overhaul Scotland’s allotment rules have been announced.  Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has launched a consultation to consider the shape of future allotment legislation.  Further details on Scotland’s ‘Grow Your Own scheme can also be found here.

The Children’s Garden, Glasgow

Please help us save the Children’s Garden. Glasgow City Council has just written to us demanding that by the end of April we need to chop down our willow tunnel and remove all fruit trees (despite them just coming into blossom); Land Services are going to take over two of our lovely raised beds – despite us […]

Exhibition at the Scottish Parliament – FCFCG, Trellis and the Community Land Advisory Service

Following a very succesful exhibition at the Scottish Parliament last week (22-24 January 2012) sponsoring MSP Jayne Baxter  has put down a motion to support community farms and gardens: – as follows ‘City Farms and Gardens, More Than Just Growing That the Parliament welcomes the work being done by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens in […]

Allotment debate in Parliament

The benefits of allotments and community growing projects were debated in Parliament on April 25 (motion S4M-01922) – read the text of the debate here

Funding announced for community growing projects in Scotland

The Scottish Government announced today that 43 groups across Scotland have been awarded over £6.9 million for the next three years under the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). The CCF helps communities reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to Scotland reaching its ambitious climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. […]