Our Growing Community map and guidance notes

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.

We would like to encourage and support communities who want to explore and develop opportunities for food growing in their area to use the Our Growing Community Pack. We can work with you to support you to use the toolkit to audit and map all the potential growing spaces in your area and to develop your own community growing vision and action plan. Find out more about our support services.

Download Our Growing Community map

Download Our Growing Community resource pack

Community Growing in Scotland - Towards a framework for action

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.

Download Community Growing in Scotland 2011

Other publications

You will also find lots of useful publications about growing-your-own and community gardening on the websites of the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society and Social Farms & Gardens Scotland (previously Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens)