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A community partnership delivering a Craigshill based Growing Together Project.

Working in our local communities we are creating and cultivating community gardens, hosting cooking sessions and community events, promoting the ability to create nutritious meals at home and supporting people of all ages who want to grow food.

Thanks to funding secured through the Scottish Government’s Investing in Communities Fund, the project team can offer a range of community based ‘plot to plate’ activities which are great fun and free to take part in. We will provide 'grow your own' kits for participants to use at home, give practical help through instruction manuals and our YouTube Channel and we will make use of raised planters at four Almond HA community garden sites.

Our aim is that local people from all age groups engage with the project, through growing activities, workshops and community food events designed to support sustainable lifestyle changes. Growing Together will be run with West Lothian Youth Action Project.

What is Growing Together?

Growing Together is a project that gives residents the opportunity to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables, with guidance and help along the way.

Who can get involved?

Anyone can get involved in Growing Together! The project is based in Craigshill and any residents can get involved. You don't need to be a tenant of Almond HA.

To get involved, email our project co-ordinator Kat at growing@wlyap.org.uk to register your interest.

Why should I get involved?

This is a very exciting opportunity to learn how to grow your own food - and it's all free! We will provide you with everything you need and even give suggestions of recipes to make with fresh produce. It is also a great opportunity to meet local people, become more active and really make a difference to the place that you live.

Where is the project being held?

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are operating a door-to-door drop off and digital serivce. One of the team can drop a 'grow your own' kit to your front door and everything you need is inside! We will also be using our digital channels, especially our YouTube channel to give you useful updates from our Project Co-ordinator, Kat.

When is it happening?

Right now! The project is ongoing, and you can get involved at any point by emailing growing@wlyap.org.uk. Our aim is to run this project and improve skills within the local community so that we all learn to gow, cook and eat nutritious food for the rest of our lives.

How much commitment will it take?

Everyone is welcome to visit the community gardens (after lockdown) from one off visits to every day. There is no obligation and you can get involved as much or as little as you like!

We will be updating this webpage and our social media channels about our plans after lockdown but for now, we are working from a distance for the safety of everyone in our community.