29 September 2018 (11 am to 3 pm)
30 September 2018 (11 am to 3 pm)
Tullibody Community Garden is run by the charity Tullibody Healthy Living. The garden is cultivated by volunteers, who gain valuable horticultural skills, as well as growing affordable fruit and vegetables to encourage local people to create fresh, healthy meals. The volunteers have brought a wide range of skills to the project; some had no vegetable gardening experience at all, while others have lots of experience as amateurs or professional gardeners. Many of them are unemployed and volunteering helps them in a number of ways, boosting confidence, getting them out of the house and keeping them physically active. It is also a great opportunity for everyone to make use of their own knowledge and skills.
The garden also engages with the local community in other ways; it has established links with HMP Glenochil, where the prison garden workers spent the winter renovating donated tools to be used in the community garden. It has taken the ‘growing’ message into homes and local schools; it received funding for some orchard trees which have now been planted at four local primary schools and a family centre and will be cared for by garden volunteers. Art students at the local secondary school took part in a competition to design a logo for the garden and it has also distributed ‘grow your own potatoes’ packs, so that people can start growing them in their own gardens.
Food cooking demonstration and food tasters
Local produce to buy after the harvest - jars of jams, pickles and chutneys
Sign up for cookery courses
Jam jar decorating
Bug Hunts for the kids
Find out about Climate Change Initiatives