Let’s work together to…

Grow Food

of Scotland’s food is currently imported.
of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the food and farming industry.
harvests or less are remaining in our soil, warns the UN.
0 million
tonnes of co2e is produced transporting food to and around the UK every year.

It’s time to eat well: let’s grow!

We all eat, but we do not all eat well. Many of our grandparents grew their own veg at home their whole life. They ate well. Today, the opportunity, knowledge, culture and habit of growing and eating well is lost to many of us. This impacts hugely on mental and physical health as well as educational outcomes. 

Our food system is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and has fuelled a biodiversity crisis on farmland and in our soils. Scotland imports 60% of its’ food. Around one third of all the food grown around the world is wasted. In Scotland that’s over half a million tonnes of food thrown away annually.

All carrots are not created equal!

Carrot Harvest

We want to grow more food.

growing groups across Angus

If you would like to connect with other local growers find out more here.

Where can you grow with Sustainable Kirriemuir?

Grow @ School

Grow @ School

Nourish supports 3 Kirrie schools to grow local nutritious food for local people, in their school playground gardens.

Grow @ St. Mary’s Field

Grow @ St. Mary’s Field

Everyone is welcome at The Kirriemuir Community Garden at St. Mary’s Field, come and help us grow.

Grow @ Home

Grow @ Home

Find out about our Get Set Grow 20-week programme. It’s perfect for beginners, why not give it a go!

In 2020 Sustainable Kirriemuir…

Supplied 100 raised beds and 60,000 seeds to local people to let them get growing at home!

I want to grow more, how do I get started?

Check out some of these useful websites to get started:

Webster's School Garden

An update from the SK Team…

We want to see if people get a taste for growing their own veg.

Emily, Sustainable Kirriemuir

A local parent

I’m so happy that my children have the opportunity to take part in gardening at school on a regular basis. It’s such an important part of their education in so many ways.

Anonymous, SK Supporter

Kirrie Food Hub volunteer

KFH volunteer

Anything we can get our hands on we’re going to fill with soil and grow things in it.

Kate, Kirriemuir Food Hub

Get in Touch

Together we can make good choices and live better, join Sustainable Kirriemuir!

If you would like to know more about what we are doing please get in touch. We are always looking for new members to join our organisation. If you have particular knowledge around climate change issues, or growing, making and mending skills you’d like to share, or just want to know more, we want to hear from you. Everyone is welcome, together we can make a difference.