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.

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What we’re working on…

Site clearing began in 2020

Site clearing began in 2020

Located in the grounds of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre in Bunessan, site clearing began in August 2020 with volunteers of all ages, including local school children, taking their turn to clear willow shrubs and brambles, and plant beautiful natural hedges and fruit cordons.

Equipped FOR GROWING SEASON

Equipped FOR GROWING SEASON

Project workers and volunteers worked through the winter months to get everything in place for the garden’s first growing season, with the construction of raised beds, compost bins and a potting shed. A tool shed, re-purposed from the local fire brigade, has also been put in place

PLAY & LEARNING SPACE

PLAY & LEARNING SPACE

In the meantime, the garden is providing a playing and learning place for Nature Club, run by the local Ranger Service, and a parent and toddler group, the Little Brambles.

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

THIS PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THANKS TO...

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