The Fairlie Growers took on a derelict old boatyard site (see Gallery for a Before & After view) in the village to develop a community garden where villagers can learn to grow-their-own herbs, fruit and vegetables organically using intensive, raised bed, horticulture methods.
The Growers aim to process all their own garden and kitchen waste by composting and vermiculture. Basaltic rock dust is added into the process to replace the trace elements which are missing from our soil/food chain. Thus all their carbon waste will be incorporated into the soil (zero carbon footprint).
The resultant mineral enriched wormcast is an exceptionally potent fertiliser producing healthy, high yielding, food crops ... and fresh, healthy food produces healthy families. The Growers also gain all the therapeutic benefits associated with the activity of gardening. It brings together people of all ages from the community.