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.

Maxwell Plant Swap & Open Day

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at

Welcome to the Maxwell Community Garden Plant Swap - BIG GROW & BIG LUNCH event! Access through North Wellington Street for a day filled with plants, music, family activity, growing tips, and a delicious lunch. Bring your extra plants to trade with fellow garden enthusiasts and expand your garden collection or get some wonderful freebies. Don't forget to pack your appetite for the big lunch we have prepared for all attendees. Find out how to volunteer with us or at other community gardens in Dundee or SIGN UP for the BIG GROW. If you already have you'll be able to network with other participants and collect your box of growing goodies. Let's grow together and enjoy a fun day in our community garden!

Pollinators and climate friendly gardening

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at

William Gardiner square at the back of the Overgate. Access from the lower shopping centre through the passage way towards Bank St.

Learn how to attract pollinators into your garden (or window box) and how to use your garden to help to 'save our planet' ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ‘ย 

Campy Open Day

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at

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OPEN DAY AND VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at

Time to celebrate local food and volunteers! ๐Ÿฅณ

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 volunteerโ€™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.ย  We were lucky enough to welcome along Adrian Miles.ย  Adrian is a well known local gardening expert with over 25 years experience and he is a judge for 'Keep Scotland Beautiful'.ย  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.ย  These will grow out in the Spring to produce strong new stems.ย  The grapes will form on one year old wood so the vine has to be pruned every year.ย ย 

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.ukย 

ย  Check out here our catalogue of over 200 gardening tools and books you can borrow for just ยฃ1 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.ย  ย 

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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