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Food Grower with the Grow Food Grow, Grow Dunoon

Time commitment

Flexible at different times throughout the week/weekend

Good to know

Training and all equipment will be provided


Struan Lodge Residential & Day Support Service, Dunoon


Food Growing

More information

Dunoon Community Development Trust is supporting the development of a shared food growing community project at Struan Lodge. This project, headed by lead volunteer Martin Gerrish, will run in parallel with the development of a therapeutic garden on the same site. The main goal of the project is to create a shared community food growing site cared for by local volunteers that will provide wholesome nutritious food for the growers, Struan Lodge, and the wider community.

The role is very flexible and does not require a commitment of certain hours – come and help when you can. There is a wide range of tasks needing done and you can choose activities that interest you and suit your abilities.

You will be added to the project’s WhatsApp group chat to keep up to date with what is happening on site and when. Equipment will be provided.

Volunteer role

You will:

  • Help set up the garden and its infrastructure, including propagating and growing polytunnels, bothy, compost bins, orchard and soft fruit area, flower beds and wild garden.

  • Help sustain and maintain the garden through the year and reap the rewards through a supply of all kinds of good quality produce.

  • Learn organic principles and ways to work in harmony with nature.


No food growing experience required - just come along and join in. You will be required to follow DCDT’s volunteer policies, including our Health & Safety policy.

Benefits of the role

You will get to:

  • Work together with others and enjoy growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in a productive, natural, and sustainable way.

  • Be part of a small, friendly group of volunteers working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by connecting with the natural environment. 

  • Learn or improve on your gardening and food growing skills.

  • Be outside in nature and meet new people.

  • Take home a share of the produce.

Want to know more?

Email or call/text Barbara Henderson, DCDT’s Volunteering for Wellbeing Co-ordinator: 


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