We want the Community Garden to be a place where everyone feels welcome and valued. The garden has a number of functions: we are sharing skills, getting out and working as part of a team in the fresh air, and making food grown in the heart of Kirrie available to everyone. Our aim is to provide a space where our local community can explore new ideas, learn traditional techniques, share skills, and have a good day out, all whilst doing something worthwhile.
The field is almost one acre in size. An attractive entrance of herb beds and herbaceous borders welcome you, with structured rows of fruit and vegetables across the field. Our potting shed is down near the entrance, and also acts as the reception and farm shop where we have freshly picked produce for sale during our opening hours. The field is surrounded by hedgerow and mature trees with newly developed wildlife areas which are pollinator-friendly and provide a range of habitats for amphibians, small mammals, and more. We also have a bushcraft zone, where exciting classes are regularly held in the open air, using local materials where possible.
Our produce is also available to buy from Tina at our local zero-waste shop, A Longer Table CIC, on the High Street. An important part of what we are doing is making good food available to everyone. When we have produce available, volunteers are offered a portion of fruit, veg, herbs and flowers to take away with them.
We want to make sure the community garden is an inclusive space, in keeping with the philosophy ‘everyone is equal on the field’ and we are very pleased to welcome volunteers from all walks of life to the garden.