Lochend Community Growing Project
Lochend Community Growing Project is a charity set up in 2012/13 to promote the creation of growing spaces in the local area. Lochend Secret Garden was the first derelict area to be transformed over the winter of 2011/12 into a thriving community garden, with over 60 raised beds, a large polytunnel, shed and a surrounding forest garden. Each year in the garden, free workshops and socials are held for members and anyone else who wishes to join in. Recently the raised beds were replaced with funding from the Lottery Fund, as were the pathways. The pathways are a huge improvement (self-binding gravel) and allow access for buggies and wheelchairs. Members are from a diverse background.
In 2018, Lochend Community Growing Project was awarded a Certificate of Distinction to further recognise the groups' achievements.