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You Can Grow

An offshoot of YOU CAN COOK...

Our Objectives:

To work towards making Scotland a 100% organic country.

To keep Scotland GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free.

Our Services:

  • Various methods of composting
  • How to reduce and reuse food waste
  • Organic growing
  • Permaculture
  • Bio-diversity
  • Orchard planting
  • Growing in a poly tunnel
  • Planting seasons
  • Harvesting
  • Seedlings
  • Children’s Gardening Club
  • Adults Gardening Club
  • Training the Trainer Workshops
  • Grow packs

Our Very First Growing Project: Innerleithen Can Grow

We received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund to run the project at St. Ronan’s Primary School, Innerleithen.
The project was broken up into 4 parts:

  • Creation of a physical growing space in the grounds of St Ronan’s including a composting area
  • Gardening classes for parents/carers and for school children
  • Cookery classes for parents/carers
  • Carbon Conversations programmes to encourage carbon reduction

We have successfully completed this project with rave reviews and feedback from the school children, parents, staff and community. We now have a fully developed template to work and adapt if necessary in other locations/sites all across Scotland.

Our Recycled Tools Project

After a very successful pilot with Scottish Borders Council in 2017-18, we took on a contract to prevent tools and other gardening related equipment(Non-electrical) from going to landfill at Eshiels Recycling Centre near Peebles. We partnered with the Scottish Prison Service and Garvald Edinburgh to share tools with not for profit, voluntary and charitable groups for the former, while reinvesting profits into initiatives for the latter

This project is no longer in operation due to COVID-19

The You Can Grow Book

Finally! Scotland's first book for growers published by a social enterprise was launched in Edinburgh on Thursday 22nd August 2019. The book is a culmination of hard work, led by a dedicated and passionate team of individuals looking to motivate and inspire anyone to grow their own food.

Buy it now!

You Can Grow book cover
10% 2021 Discount + Free P&P!

Normal Retail price: £12.99

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Please note that the 2021 discount of 10% is only applicable if purchased directly through the link above and only delivered in the UK.

Please email us through the contact page if you wish to order more than 5 books, as discounts will be applicable.