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Community gardening: case studies

Community gardening projects are growing! Increasingly people a drawn in by the benefits that they offer - pride in growing your own food, getting to know your neighbours and neighbourhood better, opportunities for community meals, improved mental and physical health, to name a few.

Granton Community Gardeners – community development in action

This case study looks at how a community gardening project started from a conversation between neighbours about a small piece of largely unused land and grew to four well-used gardens, regular community meals and a local food café.

Read ‘Granton Community Gardeners – community development in action’ here

Healthy Happy Communities – food projects for young families

Young children digging with trowels with two young mums

This project which has now closed ran in disadvantaged areas of Angus, focusing on food and health, particularly for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and the under-fives. It had Healthy Start cafés and community gardening and cooking projects.

Read ‘Healthy Happy Communities – food projects for young families’ here

Stepping Out – eating and growing food together

Gardening raised beds

Stepping Out is a voluntary organisation based in the North Berwick Community Centre. The aim of the organisation is to provide people with mental health problems (mostly severe and enduring) with an opportunity to participate in various food-based activities.

Read ‘Stepping Out – eating and growing food together’ here