Planting seeds for success in Tayport

Tayport Community Garden share thoughts after winning food category at Climate Challenge Fund Awards.

We are delighted to share the third in a series of five short films, to celebrate the winners of the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Awards.

The CCF Awards took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on 1 November and celebrated the achievements of CCF projects running from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The Food Category Winner was Tayport Community Garden, a project run by Tayport Community Trust – PLANT gardening Group, Fife.

We were pleased to speak with Will Whitfield, a volunteer from Tayport Community Trust – PLANT gardening Group who told us more about the Tayport Community Garden and what it felt like to win the award.

Tayport Community Garden has developed as an inclusive outdoor centre where people can grow their own food, reducing food miles and carbon emissions. Experienced professional gardeners led regular workshops and supported workdays, offering volunteers and community groups training and support in how to grow salads, vegetables and fruit. Initiatives such as tool repair workshops led to further reductions in carbon emissions.

Watch out for further films featuring the CCF Award winners in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can find out more about all the winners and shortlisted nominees through the CCF Awards webpages.

The CCF is a Scottish Government grants programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups to tackle climate change through community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

12 December 2017

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