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Grow Food, Grow Dunoon

Bringing people together to share the experience of growing food and all its benefits.

Community food growing 

Joining forces to learn how to grow food:

  • brings people together to share skills and expertise, 

  • gets you active and outdoors,

  • boosts your mental and physical wellbeing,

  • increases access to local, organic vegetables, 

  • improves your diet,

  • is good for the planet,

  • makes Dunoon a healthier town. 

Get involved

Join our volunteer team and start growing fresh vegetables

Join our volunteer team and start growing fresh vegetables. Find out more from the Grow Food, Grow Dunoon website.

Find us at Bullwood Nature Trail. But before you visit, get in touch with us to find out when we’re there and how to get involved.

 

Email Martin Gerrish.

Growing resources

To find out about workshops, courses and vegetable sales, follow Grow Food, Grow Dunoon on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Grow Food, Grow Dunoon’s Martin Gerrish has a radio show on Dunoon Community Radio every Friday and Tuesday at 12noon. Listen to previous shows here.  

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Grow food, Grow Dunoon story

Bringing people together to learn how to grow food across Dunoon. 

A group of local people came together to grow their own food in 2021. Not in a private garden or allotment, but as a team.

A group of local people came together to grow their own food in 2021. Not in a private garden or allotment, but as a team. Joining forces, the group each brought different skills which could support their new food growing venture. A grant from Argyll and Bute Council’s Supporting Communities  Fund enabled us to build the infrastructure for the project in its first year, based at Kirn Primary School. As well as growing, sharing and selling vegetables and herbs, volunteers from the group taught Kirn Primary pupils how to grow vegetables from seed and how to care for them as they grow. 

 

Celebrating outcomes

  • Established a 10-bed food growing garden at Kirn Primary in 2022

  • Achieved Level 3 It's Your Neighbourhood Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful in 2022

  • Delivered our first food growing course in autumn 2022

  • Generated interest in food growing across Dunoon and supported the development of other food related projects

 

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Work with us

To volunteer, partner or support our work, contact Martin Gerrish.

Cycle, walk or wheel your way around the town with the Dunoon Bothy project.

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