Here you can find information about REAP’s Scotland past projects.
Grow Elgin project 2014-2022
Thanks to the generous funding received from The Climate Challenge Fund (See http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf) for over 8 years REAP Scotland was able to continue to work with community groups, schools and individuals across Elgin, to increase the number of people:
- growing and eating local fruit and veg
- composting their food waste
- cooking more local and seasonal food and wasting less
- taking action on climate change and increasing their awareness of how they can reduce their own carbon footprint
Grow Elgin worked with a wide range of individuals and organisations including Elgin Youth Café, Elgin Allotment Association, Greenfingers training project, Action for Children, Elgin Guides, SACRO, Aberlour Childcare Trust, Moray Food Plus and Elgin Health Centre (Maryhill), as well as nursery schools, secondary schools and primary schools.
Our amazing staff worked with households in Elgin helping to install raised beds and encourage home composting in private residential gardens. We also run a number of free workshops and courses to help individuals learn new skills around growing, harvesting, cooking and composting as well as bi-monthly volunteer days in Cooper Park.
Composting has always been a big focus for Grow Elgin. Composting helps reduce methane gas, even more damaging than carbon dioxide, by keeping food waste out of landfills. It provides valuable home-made fertiliser to help grow strong and healthy plants. We set up community composting hotspots across Elgin for our FREE bicycle food waste collections that proved to be popular with local businesses and we gave away many compost bins to local residents.
We would like to thank all individuals and organisations that worked with us during the last 8 years and all who joined us at our end of project celebration in Cooper Park, Elgin in March 2022. We would also like to express our gratitude to our funder The Climate Change Fund and the Fund’s officers who supported us along the way in delivering Grow Elgin project.
Here are some photos from our end of project celebration event in Cooper Park on 19th March 2022.