Growing for the Community

Braehead, Broomridge and District Community Development Trust (BBDCDT) have been a community anchor working with Stirling Council to reach people who have needed help with shopping, prescription collection etc during the Covid-19 restrictions.

BCG Fresh Produce

Leading on from this was the decision to use all available raised beds at the Community Garden to grow fresh fruit and veg to share with garden members, volunteers and the wider community.

A much reduced but dedicated team of Braehead Community Garden members have prepared, planted and tended raised beds with fruit and vegetables to share.

Alistair and Anne Kerr
John Wright
Ailsa and Matthew Power
John Miller
Peter Wright and Rhonda Platt
Anne Kerr
Mandy Rae
Alasdair Forsyth
Alistair and Anne Kerr

Thursday 25th June saw the first harvest wheeled round to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project.

Trust Chairman Matthew Power takes a delivery of fresh produce to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project
Trust Chairman Matthew Power takes a delivery of fresh produce to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project
There were lovely new potatoes, radish, beetroot, tomatoes and lettuce – all freshly picked, full of goodness and very, very local….
A great display of some of the fresh, local produce grown at Braehead Community Garden
Some of the fresh produce from Braehead Community Garden
Potatoes grown at the Braehead Community Garden
A great display of some of the fresh, local produce
We are delighted to be able to contribute to this fantastic community food project.
Here’s a look at what’s growing in polytunnel 2:
Inside polytunnel 2
Inside polytunnel 2
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Tomatoes
Spinach
Sweetcorn
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Chilli seedlings
Sweetcorn and tomatoes
Inside polytunnel 2

And here’s some of what’s growing in the outdoor beds:

Potatoes
Onions
Peas
Potatoes
Runner Beans
Runner Beans
Potatoes
Potatoes