Growing isn’t just about planting and harvesting. There are courses available on ‘How to set up a box scheme’ and ‘Getting local food in your local school’.
Where to go for training
- Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens: offers support and for people involved with community gardening, and has regular training and networking events in Scotland
- Nourish Scotland: keeps an events listing and is aiming to train 100 local food producers (including community food projects that grow and sell healthy food) over the next four years; join their online network to access information
- Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAG): keeps a calendar of training and other events, as well as offering advice and help on allotment matters
- Trellis: runs a therapeutic gardening training programme in Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Royal Horticultural Society: courses are available at a range of colleges and venues throughout Scotland
- SRUC, Scotland’s rural college: provides undergraduate and graduate courses in agriculture and horticulture with campuses in Aberdeen, Ayr, Broxburn, Cupar, Dumfries and Edinburgh