My Learn and Grow

Learn and Grow starts right here

Supported by 
					   The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Supported by
The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Welcome to My Learn and Grow

We are residents and neighbours throughout West Dunbartonshire helping our youngest and not so young residents discover the joy of growing and using your own food, with Learn and Grow. Our long term vision is to establish Learn and Grow as a consistent and dynamic Outdoor learning activity in every community, school and nursery in West Dunbartonshire, every day.

By doing so, we hope to inspire our young people and families to grow food in their nurseries, schools and communities.

A good food nation

Based on the aims of the Good Food Nation program, Learn and Grow's goal is to make a real and positive difference to pupils, staff and families across West Dunbartonshire by:

  • Helping to improve access to, and understanding of, the benefits of healthy local fruit and veg
  • Increase the presence of a local food supply for our residents and neighbours.
  • Support the delivery of the WDC Community food growing strategy and vision.
  • Increase connections to communities, businesses, and partners so that we develop and celebrate our efforts to make West Dunbartonshire a great place to grow and use food.

UN Food Systems summit 2021


West Dumbartonshire children planting a tree

West Dumbartonshire children planting a tree




Potting tree saplings with our future growers

Potting tree saplings with our future growers

Testimonials

"Fab way to get involved and join in your child’s learning in the nursery environment, it also feels good to contribute to the nursery grounds too. And the kids get to see progress of their work as the flowers and veg grow."

Louise, amazing parent helper!

Our long term vision to establish Learn and Grow as a consistent and dynamic Outdoor learning activity in every community, school and nursery in West Dunbartonshire, every day.



West Dunbartonshire Nurseries

Dalmonach ELCC

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Ferryfield ELCC

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Gartocharn ELCC

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Ladyton ELCC

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St Mary's ELCC - Alexandria

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Auchnacraig ELCC

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Clydebank ELCC

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Dalmuir ELCC

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Gavinburn ELCC

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KEYS - Kilpatrick Early Years Service

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Old Kilpatrick Playgroup and Toddlers

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St Eunan's ELCC

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Whitecrook ELCC

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Bellsmyre ELCC

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West Dunbartonshire Schools

Balloch Primary School

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Bonhill Primary School

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Christie Park Primary School

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Gartocharn Primary School

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St Kessog's Primary School

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St Ronans Primary School

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Vale of Leven Academy

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Carleith Primary School

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Cunard School

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Gavinburn Primary School

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Our Holy Redeemer's Primary School

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Our Lady of Loretto Primary School

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St Joseph's Primary School

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St Stephens Primary School

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The Choices Programme

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Whitecrook Primary School

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Aitkenbar Primary School

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Braehead Primary School

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Dumbarton Academy

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Knoxland Primary School

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St Peter's Primary School

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West Dunbartonshire Groups

Alexandria Community Growing space

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Betty's Bloomers

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Bonhill Community Garden Association

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Renton CIP project

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St. Mungos Growing space

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VOLA Communications Base

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Action Old Kilpatrick

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Clydebank Mens Shed Community Garden

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Faifley Community Allotments Association

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Growing Beardmore

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One Bedfordshire Gardens

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WD CVS Gardening group

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Alzheimers Scotland Gardens

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Bellsmyre Community Gardens

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Dumbartons Area Council for Alcohol

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Free Gardening

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Levengrove Plus

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West Bridgend Community Gardens

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What our community has achieved since 2018

539

Community Activities

2,826

Volunteer Hours

96

Volunteers

2,510

Participants

Total £438,880

Value Delivered

6,723

No. of Visits

42

Education centres

23%

# of accredited Education centres RHS Campaign for School Gardening.