Community greenspace currently supports no less than 20 community gardens, allotments and orchards throughout Perthshire. Here you will find information to help you set up an allotment or find an existing site near you.
Following Council approval of an 'Allotment Provision Paper', the Council has been supporting community efforts to set up allotments in Letham, Tulloch, Crieff, Kinross and Auchterarder.
Supporting community run allotments means that those keen to have allotments can manage them for themselves, encouraging local people to actively participate in the management of their local facility and develop new skills.
Allotments are a great way of producing good and low cost food. Allotments involve healthy exercise, promote social contacts, provide valuable green open spaces and contribute to the retention of traditional skills as well as being highly beneficial to the wildlife of the region.
There is no dedicated Council Allotment Officer to support allotment groups, however we can offer some advice and you can find information here to help you set up a community allotment plot, or find a plot in an existing allotment site.
The Council does not manage any allotment sites but supports the formation of community Allotment Associations, we can offer some useful advice and lease land to groups.
There are a number of possible funding sources for help when setting up an allotment or community garden.
There are many groups and organisations which may be of interest to those involved in allotments and community gardens.