About

GetGrowing Scotland is coordinated and managed by the Community Growing Forum Scotland. We are a voluntary collaboration of partners that practice, support and advocate for all kinds of growing and nature-based activities in our communities.

Our shared vision is that everyone in Scotland has an opportunity to GetGrowing; to make it happen we support community organisations and local and national partners across Scotland. Formerly Grow Your Own Scotland, our collaboration has been running since 2012.

GetGrowing Scotland is Scotland’s hub for growing in our communities. It is for you and by you, with unique and curated content from people and partners across Scotland. Share your stories on what and how you grow, and how you and your community benefit.

 

hello@getgrowingscotland.org. is a free advisory service for communities Growing Together offering practical, expert and peer-to-peer advice and learning on a wide range of topics from securing land to growing more food. Enablers  looking to support growing in the community can also get advice.

 

Developing our growing landscape in Scotland we advocate for community led growing initiatives through working in partnership, responding to relevant government consultations and calling for recognition and appropriate resource for the sector.

 

Reaching out to to ensure that every community has the opportunity to participate and benefit from growing together. In partnership with the Scottish Communities Alliance we distribute the Pockets and Prospects Fund.

Grassroots project delivery with communities to develop confidence, capacity and connections to grow.

Leading and promoting our shared vision, to take practical steps towards protecting, restoring and redefining our relationship with nature and our climate to ensure everyone benefits.  

 

Forum Members

Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations

CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government Equality Unit, building capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority (EM) voluntary sector and its communities.
www.cemvoscotland.org.uk

Fife Council

Fife Council is represented on the Forum through Allotments Officer Peter Duncan.

Glasgow Allotments Forum

We are an independent voluntary organisation that supports Glasgow allotment holders, associations and committee members in managing and developing their sites for the good of all their members and the environment.

glasgowallotments.org

Green Action Trust

The Green Action Trust is the trusted delivery partner focussed on environmental and regeneration outcomes for Scotland. We work with a range of private, public and third sector partners across Scotland to turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.

www.greenactiontrust.org

Greenspace Scotland

Greenspace Scotland is Scotland’s parks and greenspace charity – a social enterprise, working together with a wide range of national and local partners, so that everyone in Scotland can access and enjoy quality greenspaces which meet their needs and improves quality of life. www.greenspacescotland.org.uk

Growgreen Scotland

Our vision is for communities and people across Scotland to participate in local growing and environmental stewardship and development of green infrastructure, to act on the climate and nature emergencies. GrowGreen Scotland

Highland Good Food Partnership

The Highland Good Food Partnership aims to support and inspire local people to come together to create a food system that is fair for all.

Keep Scotland Beautiful

We improve the quality of people’s lives, and places across Scotland, through engaging and supporting them to improve the environment, from reducing the amount of litter on our streets to cutting the carbon emissions that threaten our planet.

 www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org

Nourish

We campaign on food justice issues in Scotland, working across food issues that are at the heart of many of the major crises we collectively face today – health, inequality and social justice, and destruction of our natural environment. www.nourishscotland.org

Propagate

A sustainable food collective working in the West of Scotland  nuturing and supporting the emergence of ideas, solutions and practical projects around the themes of food, communities and resilience.
https://www.propagate.org.uk/

Social Farms & Gardens

Social Farms & Gardens is a UK wide charity supporting communities to garden and grow together. In Scotland we support c.300 projects and organisations across the country, each delivering opportunities for outdoor and nature-based activities.
www.farmgarden.org.uk

 

Scottish Allotments & Gardens Society

Scottish Allotments & Gardens Society works for allotment sites and plot holders throughout Scotland to protect sites, preserve skills in gardening and design, and promote the value and benefits of allotments to people and the environment.
www.scottishallotments.org

Transition Edinburgh South

Transition Edinburgh South is part of the transition movement created by people working together in local areas towards transformative change that significantly reduces carbon emissions, meet social needs, enable sustainable lifestyles, and create new forms of collaborative democracy and decision-making.
www.transitionedinburghsouth.org.uk

Trellis

We’re here to help you on know-how about therapeutic gardening, the art of using gardening to help people take care of their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
www.trellisscotland.org.uk