Hear from one of our volunteers about how she started growing her own food
“Earlier in the year I saw a post shared on Facebook asking if any local residents would like to get involved in growing their own food at home but I had no idea where to begin. After getting in touch, John and Danny from the EATS Rosyth project visited my home to help me get started. It didn’t take long for me to get the gardening bug and soon I was digging up parts of my garden to grow more food. We also regularly visit the community garden and Orchard to try and help out. It is such a lovely place to be, you can go and help by doing some gardening tasks or just enjoy the area with a cup of tea.
I am so thankful to the EATS project for making me realise that I love growing my own foods, my children are just as enthusiastic about it. They love watching everything grow, then helping cook what we have grown together as a family. We have a lot of vegetables still to harvest in the garden and are now preparing the area for growing next year.
I would encourage anyone to get involved and try to grow your own food. It tastes so much better than shop bought produce, it’s cheaper and you are lowering your carbon footprint as well as giving yourself a sense of achievement at the same time.”
Photos below show some of the lovely things Yvonne has been growing. So far they have harvested 20kgs including potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes and more which means they have saved 0.07 tonnes CO2e emissions in just a few months. As a small thank you we popped round with local fruit and chutney made from Rosyth Community Garden courgettes and Rosyth apples and plums kindly donated by residents.
If you live in Rosyth and would like to try growing at home or would like to volunteer at the community garden email us firstname.lastname@example.org