Starting in 2015, PLANT‘s main focus has been on the Tayport Community Garden project, creating a community growing space where organisations, groups, families and individuals of all abilities can work, learn and socialise.
- Growing vegetables, fruit, salads and flowers at the Tayport Community Garden
- Supporting residents in growing more at home through Grow@Home scheme
- Learning together about growing food and reducing our carbon foodprint through free workshops, twice weekly practical workday sessions with our Community Gardener, and sharing our experiences though the community blog, supported by a Blog Coordinator.
- Reducing waste through:
- A tool share, recycle and repair scheme
- A garden book and magazine library
- Using locally grown apple surpluses for production of juice and cider
We aim to bring together volunteers and participants from across our community, with the help from a Volunteer Coordinator.
Thanks to the funding for the Garden, we are now also able to offer a Grow and Learn Award – a structured learning course for adults with additional needs.
Other PLANT projects include:
Fruit Tree Walk. A linear public orchard of fruit trees and bushes, with wildflower border and a native hedge, growing along Scotscraig Drive since 2012. You can read all about it here.
An annual FruitFest and an occasional SpringFest co-organised with TCT since 2012, celebrating food growing and making a good use of Tayport’s apple harvest.
Café Garden. Supplying Harbour Café with fresh produce from the Broad Street tenement garden since 2014 (with space made kindly available by the other tenement residents). This project was closed in September 2016.