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Town is the Garden — Recipes
Town is the Garden — Farmers' Market stall in June
Town is the Garden — Planting at the School Allotment
Town is the Garden — Planter workshop
Town is the Garden — The Plot
Town is the Garden — The Seed
Town is the Garden — The Compost Heap
Town is the Garden — The Spade
Town is the Garden — The Table


Town is the Garden

2017 – 2018

[N]ow, shakily on this little remnant of allotment, he sets a few beans.
Because it is the time of year: it is time to sow beans.
Adrian Bell
A community food growing project

A one-year project beginning in April 2017 and running until March 2018, working across Huntly with two garden workers and our green coordinator.

/ The Plot – A piece of land marked out for a purpose. Through the project we are supporting individuals, organisations and groups, no matter the size of their plot, to grow more food. How is our community  and relationship to the land shaped by food?

/ The Seed – From which, under the right conditions, new things begin to develop. We are providing free plants and seeds, as well as the support and advice needed to get growing. How might we begin to revalue our relationship to food and to the land?

/ The Compost Heap – A site of transformation where loose material becomes fertile and productive.  We are supporting the community to compost more waste locally and develop a composting network across the town.  How can we think of Huntly as a more sustainable, interconnected place when it comes to food systems?​

/ The Spade –  A thing used to help perform a job. We are providing free open-access workshops and events  sharing skills, labour and knowledge  on food production, horticulture and sustainability within our community. How might horticulture help us to think about the metaphors we use to construct our knowledge of the world around us and the spaces we share with others? 

/ The Table – A space for conversation, discussion and actions. We are bringing food to the table for discussion as well as holding activities on food preservation, cooking and eating. How can we think and act in a more sustainable, caring way through the processes of food production?