Food Growing

To add your community growing project, please email kim@elginyouthcafe.org

Burghead Station Yard

Burghead station yard september 088A new group set up in May 2014 dedicated to making a community garden in Burghead on the site of the community-owned old station yard. So far they have partly fenced the site, put in growing boxes for a range of community groups, made a barbecue area with herbs and Burghead station yard september 120picnic benches (thanks to donations), and planted 220 tree saplings. The groups has planted willow domes for children, and plan outdoor games areas like a large draughts set. The next plans are to make a Sensory Garden with easy access for
wheelchairs, erect polytunnels, put up further fencing, and make an all-weather sports pitch on the site. They have a sheltered area along the old railway line, and in addition to making wildflower meadows and lightly wooded areas, we would like to grow food down in this area. They have planted a few fruit trees, and envisage fruit bushes for everyone’s use, and perhaps some small vegetable plots. See Burghead Station Yard Facebook page for more information.

Cullen Community Allotment Association

cullent allotments website
Officially opened in April 2012. “…If you are new to vegetable growing, mentoring and advice will be freely available from some of the “old hands”. We also have a small stock of gardening tools and equipment for newcomers to use free of charge along with an extensive gardening book library…” See the website for more details

Elgin GardenshareElgin Allotment Association

EAA are carrying out community-led action for allotments in Moray and are involved in the development of a potential allotment in New Elgin.

They currently have a small and attractive, organic gardenshare, worked by several local families and the success of this site has illustrated the need for more allotments in Elgin and in Moray generally. See The Northern Scot to read more. For more information, contact secretary.eaa@gmail.com

Forres Community GardensTTF gardens

Bogton Road, Forres. Phone Transition Town Forres on 01309 358 010 or mail TTForres@gmail.com

A fantastic place to learn how to grow your own food and meet other gardeners with growing pods that are shared spaces for about four people and polytunnels for taking cuttings and growing from seed. Many of the gardeners are interested in a permaculture way of growing, but this is not a prerequisite, however, no fertilisers no pesticides are used on site.

Keith allotmentsKeith Allotment Group

Aka Keith Allotment Association.
“A small group of dedicated gardeners battling weeds, slugs, bad weather etc with the shared love of growing our own vegetables (and flowers).”

Contact REAP on 01542 888070 or email info@reapscotland.org.uk to enquire about allotment plots. You can also visit the website  to download a membership form.

Burghead Allotments

There is a private allotment at Clarkly Field near Burghead. No contact details are known so please get in touch if you’d like this entry updated.