Grow the Growers

Our Grow the Grower scheme enables keen gardeners to take their interest further and take their first steps into growing for profit. Each New Grower gets a 25 square metre plot at the Croft, which takes up half of our space at the Croft. Here they can grow organic produce to sell to us. We also maintain a mini market garden in ten other plots at the Croft. These are cultivated in weekly sessions. We also have monthly sessions at our various sites (Neilston, Rouken Glen) where the New Growers get to try out scale-appropriate market garden tools and pick up experience of working with a larger site.

The aim of the programme is to increase the number of skilled and confident organic gardeners in the Greater Glasgow area so the local food network becomes more diverse and sustainable.

Louis, our main grower in Neilston, started out as a grower at the Croft and one New Grower of the 2016 is in the process of starting her own market garden…