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Planning for fruit growing workshop

By 29th January 2021February 3rd, 2021No Comments

Bob Bilson presents this workshop on growing a range of tree and soft fruits in Scottish locations ranging from the relatively dry East to the wetter windier West. By growing our own organic fruit even in a small garden, balcony, allotment or Community Garden we can all help to reduce our reliance on fruit imports into the U.K. which presently stand at 90%. There were 10 participants and it was great to see the range of fruit varieties at each location. Our next garden workshop collaboration is on Winter fruit tree pruning, click here to sign up.


For further details for each of the orchards click on the links below:

You may also find these past workshops useful: 

Below Bob shares a list of relevant books:

  • Pruning and Training, The Royal Horticultural Society, Cristopher Brickell and David Joyce published Dorling and Kindersley
  • Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland, Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton published by Birrlin Ltd.

This workshop series is an informal collaboration between a number of local community food growers in response to increased demand for growing advice under covid-15 lockdown, including Edible Campus (Transition University St Andrews), Yellow Wellies Garden, Strathkinness Community Garden, Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT’s Tayport Community Garden. We would welcome any other contributors, please get in touch with Kaska on The workshop was funded by Climate Challenge Fund, Robertson Trust, Gannochy Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund


People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ

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