The EPIC partnership seeks to raise awareness of the distinctive landscape features and biodiversity around the Ochils Hillfoot Villages and promotes the need to safeguard natural heritage through community engagement and volunteering.
The purpose of EPIC is to engage local communities in environmental projects that will enhance the natural and cultural heritage of Clackmannanshire whilst empowering the notion of local stewardship.
Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service is committed to working for a biodiverse, best value and socially inclusive future for all the City's countryside resources. It works in partnership to offer quality environmental education and recreational opportunities for all.
The idea of the farm is not just about providing amazing quality produce to the community; it’s also opening its doors for people to come and reconnect with their surrounding, learning to grown their food and getting access to knowledge and sustainability.
Because being outside, doing simple manual activities and socialising in a safe (and mesmerizing) environment is a great way to spend the day; holding the promise of a good night sleep afterward!
And with the new season starting off and the days getting longer, there is plenty of work to be done to get everything ready before planting our first crops.
From rough physical activities (shifting stones, building walls, ground levelling, carving banches…) to tasks requiring patience, delicatess and precision (weeding, sowing, planting…), there is occupation for almost anyone with any abilities.
And as long as we are all faffing around in a peaceful and respectful way, we are garanteed to have so much fun at the farm!
Scotland's Gardens raises money for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden owners to open their gardens to the public; raising money for a charity of their choice through admissions, plant sales and refreshments.
We are a charitable trust that aims to restore and develop Amisfield Walled Garden in Haddington as a community garden and visitor attraction. The garden dates from the 18th century, is 8 acres in size and is owned by East Lothian Council. Since 2007 we have turned the garden from a neglected wilderness into a working garden with flower beds, fruit trees, vegetable beds, together with a greenhouse and polytunnel. We have long term plans to restore the historic garden buildings and develop a cafe and shop.
Eadha Enterprises is a not-for-profit social enterprise with charitable status based in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, in the West of Scotland. We maintain a native tree nursery specializing in aspen and other rare species. We are leading experts in aspen conservation and developing aspen woodlands. We provide consultancy services in woodland creation and management and provide support to local communities to deliver woodland projects. We apply nature-based solutions in our projects to address environmental issues and to maximize sustainability and long term benefits.
Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is a thriving community owned green space.
We have a productive, managed community garden, a social hub and cafe, which is led, developed and sustained by local volunteers.
We encourage all members of the public to meet and share in a space that is accessible, providing the community with a mix of educational and social activities, encouraging fun, good health, wellbeing and sustainable living.
Our charity Growing Matters operates from a four acre walled garden on the Gilmerton Estate. We aim to heal through horticulture, supporting and maintaining good mental and physical well being. Our Seeds of Change programme uses therapeutic horticulture to alleviate stress, depression and anxiety, combat isolation and promote improved quality of life for our local community. Maintained entirely by volunteers our garden looks to provide a range of beneficial activities and training opportunities for those looking to return to employment or for those wanting to enjoy being active outdoors - with others - in beautiful surroundings.
TCV in Scotland offers a wide range of environmental activity for all in helping to protect and enhance our local greenspace and biodiversity whilst also learning new skills, getting fitter, engaging with your environment and meeting other like-minded people.
We are also committed to providing a diverse range of high quality learning opportunities for a wide range of participants, we support local communities and can help you discover your 'inner scientist' and that hidden passion for nature.
Springhill Community Garden seeks to provide a space which includes growing opportunities for food and beauty, as well as supporting wildlife. Raised beds are available for individuals to grow food for themselves, as well as communal beds for growing larger crops such as potatoes and beans. Through community links with local schools, youth groups and businesses, the garden seeks to promote a sense of community working together to build something for others.