Starting in 2015, PLANT‘s main focus has been on the Tayport Community Garden, creating a community growing space where organisations, groups, families and individuals of all abilities can work, learn and socialise.
Funding from Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund has allowed us to help Tayport residents tackle climate change by reducing our carbon emissions through growing more food locally, reducing waste and working directly with households through Carbon Conversations.
PLANT projects associated with the Garden include:
Carbon Conversations. Helping Tayport households move towards greener lifestyles and take practical action on climate change by reducing their carbon footprints, starting autumn 2018.
Tayport Apple Juice. Since 2016 we use unwanted apples from Tayport orchards to produce long-life apple juice using our own apple press.
Produce Sales. During growing season we hold a produce stall at Tayport Harbour.
Grow and Learn Award. We offer Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society awards for adults with additional support needs.
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.