Lochend Community Growing Project
A community-based garden aiming towards a healthier lifestyle. Members have a raised growing bed and help with the upkeep of the garden area and two small orchard areas that grow fruit for all in the surrounding area. Covid has curtailed all usual social drop-in days. When it’s open to visitors, they may join in any ongoing gardening, or chat, tea and biscuits are always an option. The group usually runs specific workshops (herbal-varied, how to grow, foraging, pruning etc.). These are all free to the surrounding community. The group hopes that by upgrading gardens and members, it will make the garden an even more cherished part of the area.
In 2019, Lochend Community Growing Project was awarded a Certificate of Distinction to further recognise the groups' achievements.