The Ayrshire Community Trust is in the process of creating a flagship Demonstration Community Food Garden in the grounds of Eglinton County Park which will compliment other projects and the on-going Castle developments.
This Garden will compliment and add additional opportunities for other voluntary groups such as the Eglinton Growers, Breaking Ground, Enable and the Castle Developments and will provide a range of activities for community use.
It will provide all members of the community with learning opportunities related to gardening, growing food and cooking and will provide the community and volunteers with the opportunity to learn new skills, tools and coping mechanisms and promote positive changes in health, diet and lifestyle and fitness.
There are numerous benefits to be gained from this programme such as:
• Improving the quality of life for those involved in the garden
• Providing a catalyst for neighbourhood and community development
• Stimulating social interaction and reduces isolation
• Beautifying the neighbourhood
• To produce nutritious food
• Reduces family food budgets
• Creating opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy and education
• Preserving green spaces and utilises urban gap sites
• Producing opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections.
If you would like to be part of this exciting new project then please contact Ann Wilson on 01294 443044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org