6 Feb - Greenspace workshop for urban community groups & community landowners, Stirling 

Community Land Scotland, Community Woodlands Association and greenspace scotland bring you a day of learning and inspiration. This workshop is for community groups looking to own or lease green spaces or woodlands in urban areas; and organisations that support communities to do this. 

17 Feb - Understanding Soil Health in Horticulture Systems, Neilston

Learn what the soil health principles are, where they are gleaned from and how their application improves- and creates soil crumb structure. 

20 Feb - Applying Soil Health in Horticultural Systems, Creiff

Learn how to plan and apply soil health principles.

19 Feb - Telling It Like It Is - Effective Copywriting, Edinburgh 

This training session is aimed at anyone looking to improve their copywriting skills to support their fund-raising activities. 

20 Feb - Sponsorship: Developing Creative Partnerships, Edinburgh

This ‘how-to’ guide to sponsorship will take you through the key steps to sponsorship. 

20 Feb - Changing Climate, Changing Health, Edinburgh

A public lecture on the impact of climate change on health and care systems across the world by the outgoing Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh president Professor Derek Bell OBE. 

22 Feb - Scotland Landworkers' Alliance & Community Supported Agriculture Gathering, East Neuk

Spring meet up which includes workshops, farm tour, and time for socialising. 

4 Mar – Gardener’s DEN (Distribution and Exchange Network), Clydesdale Community Initiatives, Lanark

First Tuesday of the month where individual growers from the community, community growing groups, and school gardens can swop excess produce with each other, exchange seeds and materials, knowledge and expertise. 

4 Mar - National Intergenerational Conference, Glasgow 

The conference organised by Generations Working Together will be open to anyone who is interested in creating intergenerational communities with a specific focus on older and younger people. 

10/11 Mar - Engaging Children & Young People with Nature and the Outdoors, Edinburgh

An two day event by the Outdoor Recreation Network that will cover research and best practice to promote children's engagement with nature and the outdoors.

2 Apr – 2020 Seed Library Launch, Glasgow

Hosted by Glasgow Community Food Network and CCA Glasgow to encourage growers from across the city to withdraw seeds to grow crops and bring seeds back later in the year. Expect to find short seedy film screenings, seed saving talks and discussions, demonstrations and more.

Saturday gardening sessions - Greenheart Growers at Parkhead Community Gardens 

Gardening sessions for the benefit of local community in Parkhead and East End of Glasgow. Sessions are every Thursday and every second Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month) with workshops aimed at encouraging people to grow food, learn basic skills and provide hands on experience, in an inclusive, community learning environment for the benefit of the local community. 

Clydesdale Community Initiatives – Get outdoors Lanarkshire events and training 

Including therapeutic gardening, community orchard work, environmental volunteering and hospital gardens Email 

The Caley’s Grow and Learn Award

Grow and Learn is the Caley’s flagship education programme delivered in collaboration with organisations across Scotland. Grow and Learn aims to address a large gap in provision in the world of horticulture by offering an alternative learning opportunity for those who find mainstream learning challenging. Find out more about the person-centred Grow and Learn awards or email 

Free community path training 

Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. 

Training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change

If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019

Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses