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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

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.

While there is no dedicated Council Allotment Officer to support community growing groups, we can however, offer advice and information to those who are or would like to be involved with food growing.

Existing allotments and growing spaces in Perth and Kinross

The Council does not manage any allotment sites but supports the formation of community Allotment Associations and growing spaces. We can offer some useful advice and lease land to groups.

Allotments and growing spaces - Funding

There are a number of possible funding sources for help when setting up an allotment, community garden or other growing project.

Allotments and growing spaces - Useful resources

There are many groups and organisations which may be of interest to those involved in allotments and community gardens.

Food Growing Strategy

The Scottish Government has set out a vision that by 2025 Scotland will be "a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy, cook, serve, and eat each day."

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