This case study was created as part of the Clackmannanshire wide Developing a Local Food Growing Strategy project #GRowClacks. It was delivered in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council and funded by the CSGN Development Fund.

The case study is part of a series of four case studies showcasing community growing already happening in Clackmannanshire aimed at spreading the word and inspiring others to get involved.

The school has three raised beds, a small orchard and a garden shed. The garden was established 18 months ago and 2017 is the first full growing season the school has had. The funding for establishing the garden has come from the Food for Thought programme – 2 grants of £3000 each.

Menstrie Primary School has a strong focus on Food Education and Sustainability as part of the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence. One of the Class teachers is a keen champion of the garden and has good support from management and parents.

It is mainly the children from P6 who look after the garden, but the school is keen to involve all classes in the garden at some stage. The school also works in partnership with Ochil Community Garden at the Ben Cleuch Centre in Tillicoultry.

Read the full Menstrie Primary School Garden case study