Corrie Garden Regeneration

by Corrie Community Garden in Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire Council, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,596

raised so far

50

supporters

To build a community garden and permaculture learning hub, regenerate the land and introduce rewilding strategies for the Isle of Arran.

by Corrie Community Garden in Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire Council, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th September 2023 we'd raised £2,530 with 37 supporters in 131 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Why do we need a community garden?

To design and build a learning hub, continue creating the vegetable garden, improve infrastructure and to introduce a new outdoor space that will also be used for recreation and relaxation. 


Arran Estates gifts Corrie & Sannox Community substantial plot of land. 


Our project is to build a new vegetable garden where growers and volunteers of all ages can come together and share stories, participate in workshops, entertain, learn, play and relax. We will create a safe accessible outdoor space for folks to enjoy and grow lots of nutritious local produce for our village community.

Winter/Spring 2024. We are on our way to raising the 10k needed to design and build usable paths and carpark area and to carry out essential repairs to our huge polytunnel. With funds raised so far, we are  creating 40 new 5m x 1.5m raised beds and are infrastructure for compositing facilities, potting and storage areas. Our studies have shown how gardening reduces depression, lowers stress levels and anxiety and lightens the mood. Giving folk the chance to grow and to be trusted with looking after and caring for plants brings a feeling of pride and accomplishment. There is no douNEW VEG BEDS 2024bt being outdoors in nature has a calming effect. The benefits of being in the garden run far deeper than just exercise! The way our food is currently produced is heavily dependent on monoculture, fossil fuels and soil eroding chemicals. Food prices have shot up by 19.1 per cent in the 12 months to March 2023, the sharpest jump since August 1977. With 4.7 million (7%) people in the UK now in food poverty, growing locally makes sense on so many levels.1711067491_march_2023_garden.jpg

  • 1711067215_march_2024_garden.jpgThe greatest change we need to make is from food consumption to food production, even on a micro scale if only ten percent of us do this, there would be enough food for everyone. Growing locally we reduce our carbon footprint by cutting out the pollution caused by transportation and large scale agriculture.1706843623_photo_2024-02-02_03-07-47.jpg

Watch - Why do we need a community garden?

Treat the earth well. It is not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.

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Let's grow together!


 


Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Let's grow together!

Become a patron at the Corrie Community Garden! We will grow fresh veg for you! Throughout the year we will grow and supply you with vegetable boxes (£100 = first 10 boxes) which can be for you or maybe someone you know. You'll also receive monthly newsletters keeping you up to date with latest goings on at the garden, with info on upcoming events like workshops, volunteering opportunities, Cook-offs and much more.

£5 or more

Feed some Arran folk

It's amazing how many folk a pack of seeds can feed! Buy us a couple packs and we'll plant something new!

£8 or more

Six Inches of Soil Film

Premiere of the Film Six Inches of Soil Corrie and Sannox Village Hall 27th March 2024

£10 or more

Buy some compost

Six tonnes of organic compost is needed for our no dig winter cover crop. Pledge ten pounds and next time you're passing pop into the garden and we'll have a box of fresh produce ready for you!

£20 or more

Plant a tree

We will plant you a native broadleaf tree here at the community garden. Oak, birch, hazel, beach and ash being some of the recent trees planted on site. We'll send you details of exactly where your tree is and look after it for you.

£40 or more

Grab us some gardening gear

Tools, materials, fixtures and fittings, fuel, wood, plant covering protection, gloves, etc etc. We tend to buy quality materials and get what we can cheaply or for free and we look after it. It lasts longer! Forty quid gets you or someone you know the first 3 boxes!

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