thurso grows community garden

Where are we?

We’re not going to fib, our Community Garden can be difficult to find. However, we’re working on a range of solutions to that including this easy to follow map. The good part about it being a little tricky to find is that it is really a peaceful oasis.

Of course, to reduce your carbon emissions we would prefer that you walk, cycle or contact us to arrange a lift share. Walking or cycling is actually an easier way to reach us, if you choose that option then go to Macall’s Shop in Ormlie and follow the path round at the rear of Thor House. You come out into Falconer Waters Court, the Garden is down at the bottom.

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How do I get involved?

If you would like to get involved in the Garden, please come along to one of our Volunteer sessions, details are below. We’ll be adding more sessions soon as well as more opportunities to get involved. Interested? Get in touch via the form below.

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Our Thurso Grows Community Garden plans are really exciting! We’re currently underway with redevelopment and hope to soon have beds available for community groups and individuals to have their own beds. A Polycrub will soon be installed along with a Composting Toilet and we’ll also be adding an outdoor kitchen area later in the summer. Our aim for the Garden is that as well as being productive with fruit and veg, it is also a social space.


What is a Polycrub?

We’ll hand over to the fabulous Maree who has been dealing with our order to explain more about all things Polycrub. If these can withstand a Shetland hoolie we are pretty certain that our Polycrub will be safe in a Caithness gale!

Grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) in 2008 and 2009 enabled Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC), Shetland to design and install of a network of weatherproof Polytunnels, meeting community demand to grow local produce.

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