Dundee's Food Growing and Community Garden Network

A place to connect and get involved with food growing in Dundee.

What's On

Food growing workshops and events

Come along to our friendly and fun events to learn about food growing and nature: music, food, workshops, open days, mindfulness or craft, for all ages and abilities. Most events are free.

The A Group

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at

A social group run by Alzheimer's UK for people affected by dementia. The group has its own bed in the Community Garden and meets at the Scout Hall.

Creative Creature Cardboard sculpture Workshop

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at

Join us for a workshop all about nature and the influence that the environment has on what creatures look like.  This is a chance to look at nature close up and choose a few factors to create our own imaginary cardboard sculpture creatures.  A lot of fun and everyone is very welcome to this FREE workshop in the garden.

Open to all Gardening

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at

The last Thursday of every month we hold open to all garden days where everyone (16+) is welcome to come and help us out building features for Dudhope Gardens. This involves; building large musical instruments, raised planters, and sculptures; planting trees, fruit bushes and wildflower seeds; maintaining our existing features and keeping log of the wildlife that visits our garden.

Dundee Food Festival

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at

City Square DD1 3BA

We are excited to be having a stall at the new Dundee Food Festival.  We will be in the City Square showcasing the wonderful work and activities we do in our Community Growing spaces.  We will be making Mocktails and talking all things fruit and veg!  Look forward to meeting you.  Come along, everyone is welcome. 

Volunteer

Find the right opportunity for you

We need volunteers with all sorts of talents to help our community gardens thrive. Learn new skills, meet local people and discover nature on your doorstep. Sign up now.

Volunteers can be involved with gardening tasks, designing new areas of garden development, planning and running events. We are always keen to build on volunteer’s interests, skills and experience and therefore encourage suggestions and ideas and volunteers from all walks of life.

Ninewells Community Garden is looking for a new trustee to support our Charity to grow and develop. Would you like to join the Board of a local charity which works to improve the health & wellbeing of children, young people and adults?

This volunteer role is intended to support the creation of specific digital tools within the Ninewells Community Garden and is expected to involve:

We are building Dudhope Castle Gardens to make a welcoming space for humans and wildlife. We want this space to be a place for people to build their awareness of and connection with their local environment.

Latest Garden News

Our network is very grateful to the wonderful University of Dundee Botanic Garden team headed by Kevin Frediani. Thanks to them, volunteers from all our community gardens and growing spaces can benefit from free entry to the Botanics. What a wonderful gift and opportunity for us to visit more often and hopefully work in collaboration.

Big thanks to Dundee Botanics

Resources

Ideas, advice and connections

For community groups and for anyone wanting to grow food. Click here to join the online Grow Dundee Facebook page to connect.

Hardwood cuttings are one of the easiest ways to take cuttings and can be done without the need for special tools or compost.

Grapevine Pruning

January is the best time of year to prune a vine while it is dormant and the sap won't be leaking.  We were lucky enough to welcome along Adrian Miles.  Adrian is a well known local gardening expert with over 25 years experience and he is a judge for 'Keep Scotland Beautiful'.  We were shown how to remove all the old growth and spindly stems and to cut back to the main trunk where there will be lots of dormant leaf buds.  These will grow out in the Spring to produce strong new stems.  The grapes will form on one year old wood so the vine has to be pruned every year.  

Dundee City Council Allotment Officer Kate Treharne supports new gardens with advice and resources like compost and raised beds. Contact her by email: kate.treharne@dundeecity.gov.uk 

  Check out here our catalogue of over 200 gardening tools and books you can borrow for just £1 a year. Nicky and the team can also share experience and give you one-to-one growing advice for your own space. Open every Thursday for collections and returns.   

Submit

If you are one of the network growing spaces you can share news, events or volunteering opportunities so they can be included in the website. If you aren't a member yet but would like to be, just get in touch with us!

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