Getting Started

In 2016, The Leamy Foundation, West Dunbartonshire Council Greenspace, Lomond Community Al-lotment Association, Bellsmyre Community Gardens, West Bridgend Community Garden and Faifley Community Allotments established Growing West Dunbartonshire.

Our primary aim is to provide advice and encouragement to people wishing to establish a community garden or food growing activity small or large, or people who wish to use our communities greespace as sources of positive activities for all our residents.

We have 45 active groups which include nurseries, schools and community groups working together to spread the message and share the benefits of locally grown food. Since estab-lishing, Growing West Dunbartonshire hold monthly meetings providing residents and groups with support and advice as well as the opportunity for a catch up over a tea or coffee.

Our Community Network

We also help by:-

Sharing environmental best practices.

Increasing awareness and connect groups and schools.

Monthly training and information sessions.

Share seeds, plants, produce and equipment.

Holding an annual event showcasing the activity across West Dunbartonshire.

Connecting our environment, Connecting our communities.

"We are very lucky in West Dunbartonshire in that we have some wonderful green space resources in our communities."

Some of these resources include:-

  • 8 Areas of special scientific interest.

  • 48 nature conservation sites.

  • Wildlife Corridors.

  • Woodlands.

  • Nature reserves.

West Dunbartonshire is rich in heritage, inspiration, natural beauty and environmental resources. This is a great place and its our responsibility to keep it that way and making it a better place to live.

Growing West Dunbartonshire Heart Shape