Allotments and Growing Spaces
There are over 30 existing community gardens, allotments, orchards and other growing spaces throughout Perthshire. Here you will find information on opportunities near you as well as advice for those who are interested in setting up a new food growing project.
Allotments and Food Growing spaces
If using an allotment or food growing space, please follow the Coronavirus advice from the Scottish Government.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way of producing good and low cost food. Community growing spaces such as allotments, gardens and orchards involve healthy exercise, promote social contacts and contribute to the retention of traditional skills. They also provide valuable green space in built up areas, contributing to climate change mitigation and habitat creation for the wildlife of the region.
We have prepared a draft Food Growing Strategy with the aim of helping to create more opportunities for people to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The consultative draft was approved by Committee on 28th October 2020, so there'll be opportunities for you to get involved and give your feedback on this soon.
You can find out more about this exciting new strategy on our Food Growing Strategy page.
There is no dedicated Council Allotment Officer to support community growing groups, however we can offer advice and information to those who are or would like to be involved with food growing.