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Allotments and food growing

Food growing projects

As well as allotments there is a range of growing projects in South Lanarkshire.

Many schools now have growing projects including:

  • Calderside Academy, Blantyre
  • Glengowan Primary School, Larkhall
  • Kirkfieldbank Primary School, Lanark
  • Loch Primary School, Rutherglen
  • Hunter Primary School, East Kilbride

Many of our care homes and day centres use food growing and therapeutic horticultural activities for their clients including greenhouses, raised beds, sheds and tool storage.

We also work in partnership with a number of community groups offering a wide range of food growing activities for people with an interest in gardening. Some of these growing areas are managed by community groups giving local residents and schools opportunities to grow fruit and vegetables as well as learning new skills and techniques. Each site is managed slightly differently but the community groups are generally always looking for people to volunteer, help or join their group. If you are interested in getting involved here are some of the groups with contact details.

Forth Eco Site

The Organic Growers of Bothwell

Larkhall Community Growers

TACT Healthy Park, Blantyre - TACT Hall 01698 327783

Castlebank Park Horticultural Centre - 01555 728329


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