Dunbar’s £2,000 green funding

A GRASS roots environmental project in Dunbar has received £2,000 funding support from the Central Scotland Green Network’s (CSGN) Community Projects Fund, to improve its local greenspace and enhance the quality of the environment.

Sustaining Dunbar has been awarded the sum £2,000 to produce a leaflet and install signage to raise the profile of the Dunbar Growing Trail which highlights the various community gardens and food growing projects in Dunbar.

The leaflet will illustrate the activities which take place at the community gardens town and indicate where wild food can be grown.

The signage will demonstrate the types of food being grown, tell the story of how each site was established as a community garden and explain the benefits of growing your own food. A cycling and walking route will also highlight safe routes to the gardens.

Supported by Forestry Commission Scotland, the CSGN Community Projects Fund is designed to help local communities get involved in delivering green network improvements on the ground to foster community pride in their local greenspaces.

Keith Geddes, chairman of the Central Scotland Green Network Partnership Board, said: “After the positive response our Community Projects Fund received in its inaugural year, it is great to see the programme continue to go from strength to strength and cement our commitment to providing support to grass-roots environmental projects.