In April 2011, greenspace scotland published “Community Growing in Scotland - Towards a framework for action”. This presented the findings of national research on the scale and range of community growing in Scotland. 

The research led greenspace scotland to champion the development of the our growing community model to support communities in urban scotland to take a more holistic and strategic approach to community food growing. 

In June 2014 our first pioneer growing community "Edible Twechar" launched its growing map and action plan. Find out more about Edible Twechar here.

our growing community

The Our Growing Community pack has been developed to help Scottish communities to explore new places and more ways to grow their own fruit and vegetables. More and more people in Scotland want to grow their own fruit and vegetables, but land availability is a big challenge. 

There are many spaces and places where food could be grown in our villages, towns and cities – we need to think more creatively about where these are and how they could be used for growing food.

The information and materials in this pack will help you do this. Use the pack to get your community ‘growing everywhere’… on the edge of the school playing field, in the flowerbeds outside the office, on that bit of derelict ground…

The our growing community pack is available here




pioneer growing ?

Would you like us to work with you using the our growing community pack in your local community? We are still looking for "pioneer growing communities" Find out more by emailing Ea O'Neill

Edible Twechar

download the Edible Twechar growing map here

download the Edible Twechar action plan here

our growing community

You can download the Our Growing Community pack here (7527KB) and the poster here (2112KB)

Individual guidance notes, the poster and other support material are available for download here

grow your own website

The grow your own working group has created a website with lots of useful  resources and links. Find out more here