Nature, food, fun and family – it all comes together at the GAU allotment where we promote environmental conservation and give members a space to grow their own plants, fruit and vegetables.
Our garden is growing and so are we. One of our newest initiatives, the allotment helps members connect hands-on with nature in a therapeutic exercise that’s good for physical and mental health, as well as good for the household budget.
When we took over the allotment, it needed a lot of work and we’ve rebuilt it from the ground up. Much of this was completed over lockdown and it’s transformed what was a neglected space into a paradise where we’re cultivating many plants and vegetables.
Chillis, mint, berries, you name it and we can grow it. We’re even helping to connect Afghan Scots with the country they left behind by planting and harvesting items that are hard to find in corner stores and supermarkets.
The beauty of the allotment is that it can be and do what we want – as long as we put the work in. We’re excited to see how our members help guide its development.
This all-ages space will help our members blossom for years to come.
Take a look at our progress in the gallery below and get in touch with us using the contact form or via our social media accounts for more information about how you can get involved.