Space to Grow, Moffat is a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO), our charity number is SC040255. We aim to use the premises in our care for the benefit of the community of Moffat & District. Our charitable objects are:
Allotments and Gardens
Volunteering Opportunities at Space to Grow, Moffat
So far this year we have planted a number of native fruit trees, and are currently, with the help of our volunteers, planting a hedgerow of blackthorn, hazel, crab apple and dog rose.
We also have a polytunnel that contains twelve growing spaces which are available to our members and allotment holders for a small fee. All polytunnel spaces are currently taken, but we have a waiting list you can add your name to if you’d like a plot in future.
Lastly, we have a fruit-cage planted with: blackcurrant; redcurrant; raspberries; and blueberries. The fruit that grows here is freely available to members and allotment holders.
If you would like an allotment, raised bed, polytunnel space, and/or to become a member there is a contact form on our Contact page and a membership application form on our Members page. You can also email us, or find us on Facebook.
The buildings at Space to Grow, Moffat consist of:
Like all community organisations, volunteers are our lifeblood. Opportunities include participation in occasional activities, regular weekly sessions and membership of the Board of Trustees.
“A community of friends” is how one of our volunteers describes it. We have a regular volunteer session on Friday mornings at 11 o’clock. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided and, alongside the active work, there are plenty of opportunities to sit and chat, and make new friends while enjoying the benefits of being outside.
Due to coronavirus (Covid 19) all volunteer activities have been suspended until further notice.
Volunteers have been involved in planting a range of trees and bushes and in regular outdoor maintenance tasks as we improve the grounds. No special skills are needed, just a willingness to work outdoors as part of a team.
Future activities are likely to include:
Care and maintenance of the trees and shrubs;
Small repairs around the premises;
Grass cutting, strimming and weeding;