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Skills Development

Community Growing

Let’s get growing! Join our city-wide movement and connect with like-minded people

We have number of ways for you to get involved, including home growing, or using shared spaces. One of our goals is to get the city growing while helping members of our community connect. However, we can’t do this on our own, we need amazing people like you to join the city’s growing movement. Becoming part of our fantastic growing community will be a positive change in your life for many reasons!

The benefits of food growing are:

- Improved access to food and better nutrition

- Increased physical activity

- Socialising with like-minded people

- It fights ‘cabin fever’

- Improved mental health

Are you as excited to get growing as we are? Here are some of the opportunities to get involved.

Shared Spaces

Wherever you are in Aberdeen, if you are interested in developing a community garden you are welcome to get in touch for advice and support. These spaces are not your typical allotments, they are growing spaces to be shared by the local community. Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be grown alongside all kinds of other plants to create relaxing, recreational gardens within Aberdeen.

The focus of the current support is in the areas of; Tillydrone, Mastrick, Northfield, Middlefield, Torry and Seaton; however, you can access support outside of these areas too!

Keep Growing Aberdeen

If you live in Aberdeen, you can sign up to receive home growing packs, these include vegetable and herb seeds, plant pots, compost, and detailed instructions on how to get growing.

The packs are suited to your needs, just let us know whether you will be growing them on your windowsill or if you have the facilities to plant in your garden or in a community garden, so we can adjust your package accordingly.

The packs are prepared at the CFINE premises, and we deliver them by electric cargo bikes or car, following strict health and safety procedures.

Keep Growing Aberdeen is a seedling sharing project formed by a partnership between CFINE, One Seed Forward, Tullos Community Garden, and Granite City Good Food.

Volunteering

There are several existing community gardens in Aberdeen. If you are interested in finding out about volunteering at a garden near you, please click the button below to get in touch.

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