Community Garden

The Ross of Mull Community Garden grew out of the community's desire to improve our village spaces, reduce food miles while increasing local food resilience, grow trees for replanting in Tiroran Community Forest and create a place for people to meet and work together.

The garden is located in the grounds of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre and we are very grateful to them for offering us this site to cultivate and for their enthusiasm and willingness to work with us.

Our Community Gardener is Faith Fairbairn and you can email or phone her on 01681 700296 for any questions about the garden. 

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What we’re working on…

FROM THE BEGINNING

FROM THE BEGINNING

In Summer 2020, the Ross of Mull Historical Centre in Bunessan invited SWMID to develop the community garden in their grounds. The site was very overgrown but volunteers of all ages, including local school children, got stuck in taking their turn to clear shrubs and brambles, plant beautiful natural hedges, and construct raised beds, compost bins and a potting shed.

PLAY & LEARNING SPACE

PLAY & LEARNING SPACE

The garden is providing a regular playing, growing and learning place for Nature Club, run by the local Ranger Service; Class 1 at Bunessan Primary School who have a raised bed there; and a parent and toddler group, the Little Brambles

OUR COMMUNITY GARDENER

OUR COMMUNITY GARDENER

On 1st June 2021 we welcomed Faith Fairbairn as our first Community Gardener. Faith is holding weekly volunteer sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm, while Peter, one of our sessional workers, is there on Wednesdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm. Contact Faith to find out more and book your place! 

POLYTUNNEL FUNDRAISING

POLYTUNNEL FUNDRAISING

Our next steps include raising funds for a polytunnel.

Volunteer with us

If you’d like to get involved with the Community Garden or any of the other SWMID Projects then find out more about Volunteering below.

Volunteering

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