Investment project code: 11
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We are a local community group who have recently taken over the redundant bowling green in Fairmuir Park, in order to establish a community garden. Thanks to the support of the Dandelion Project (Unexpected Gardens) we have made an excellent start with the community garden. However, we have much wider ambitions and want to build on the work already started .
Our aims for the future cover two of the criteria in the Climate Fund - Resilience and Community Engagement.
We want to make the garden more productive by growing larger amounts of fruit and vegetables which could donate to those in need and the local community larder.
We want to encourage more people to grow their own food in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the food we eat.
We wish to support our eco systems and bio diversity through types of plants we grow and the gardening methods we use. this would include recycling of green and brown waste through composting , the use of natural fertilisers; supporting a natural pond and providing homes for birds and bugs.
We hope to increase the numbers of people in the wider community who use the garden by providing a wide range of workshops and community activities.
Dandelions began community engagement by providing free lunches once a week through the summer and we would like to continue this activity.
To achieve our aims we would like to apply for funding for materials to build more planters for the garden and polytunnel, cold frames, a tea/coffee shack and a mud kitchen for the children. These are the materials we have asked for the immediate future. We have put in three quotes which vary between a total of £10-12000.
Thank you for considering our bid.
Proposed on behalf of: Fairmuir Community Green
Supplied quotes are reasonable.