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.
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.
A small, friendly Community Garden entirely run by enthusiastic volunteers from all walks of life. We grow, sell and cook fruit and vegetables and encourage and support others to as well.
Our aims are:
1 To provide a recreational facility in the form of the community garden, and organise recreational activities that include growing and providing fresh garden produce; supporting local people to grow, cook and eat their own produce; and through physical activity with the goal of improving the conditions of life.
2 To advance community development by provision of a community garden space and encouraging voluntary and social activity.
3 To advance education by providing training events and courses in gardening, healthy eating, and environmental activities; and supporting local schools to be active in these areas.
4 To advance environmental sustainability.
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.
Plantlife Scotland co-ordinate the National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) in Scotland, and are looking for volunteers in Orkney. The NPMS is a new UK-wide plant monitoring scheme designed to build up data on habitat health. It is organised and funded by a partnership of the BSBI, Plantlife, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the JNCC. Anyone interested in nature who can identify plants, or who is keen to learn, can take part. Volunteers adopt a kilometre square and survey small plots within this kilometre. Plantlife occasionally has opportunities for Flora Guardian volunteers but there are none currently in Orkney.