What is a learn and grow space

Our Growing space

Our outdoor spaces are learning spaces and so much more!

We help people and families explore our outdoor spaces as sources for fun and learning. Whether it’s learning how to grow fruit and vegetables in our local green spaces or, exploring our woodlands and landscapes, we want to help everyone become active participants, taking care of their community as well as the wider environment.

We in West Dunbartonshire, are surrounded fantastic natural heritage resources so why not get out and enjoy them?

Soft fruits

Soft fruits are totally amazing and easy to grow.

Some common soft fruits are, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries and goji berries.

Soft fruits are packed full of vitamins and other nutrients such as fibre, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, magnesium and potassium which are all good for you and why they are classed as super fruits.

Which soft fruit have more vitamin C than oranges, more iron than steak?

Answers is
Vitamin C = Black Currants
Iron = Mulberries

Why not tell us which soft fruits you would like to grow and why by sending us an email to info@theleamyfoundation.com

Wildflower

Scotland has about 2,000 species of flowering plant, from Scots bluebells to bog myrtle, bell heather to the iconic thistle, the flowers of Scotland thrive enjoying the rainfall more than the visitors do.

Which Scottish wildflower is found nowhere else in the world?

Answer is Scottish Primrose

Why not tell us which wildflowers you would like to grow and why by sending us an email to info@theleamyfoundation.com

Composting

Home composting is the most environmentally friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus, it produces a material that can be used as an excellent soil improver.

What breaks down waste vegetables and grass into Compost?

Answer is Soil

Fruit orchard

In addition to the well-known apple orchard, plums, pears, damsons, cherries and quince and cobnuts (a type of cultivated hazel) are all grown in orchards.

What would be growing in your orchard?

Who first brought sweet apples and pears to Britain?

Answer is Romans

Raised beds

Raised beds are a great way of growing a wide range of plants and are particularly popular for growing fruit and vegetables. They are a good way of boosting drainage and can be used to introduce a different soil type to your garden.

Raised beds are also a useful way to garden if you have restricted mobility as they reduce the need to bend.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of raised beds when growing vegetables?

Answers is

Pros - improved growing season/soil protection/grow more plants
Cons – excessive heat and drainage/extra construction cost/poor air circulation

Learn and Grow space