The Organic Growers of Fairlie
Fairlie Community Garden opened in spring 2008 for local people
who wanted to grow their own
organic vegetables. Formerly a boatyard/trainyard on the Pier Road
, it was leased from
North Ayrshire Council and supported by the Climate Challenge Fund.
Raised beds were built and soil was brought in at the start of the
project. Today members grow in 181
outdoor and 135 polytunnel beds in three tunnels. An amazing variety
of vegetables are grown with more
exotic ones such as figs, oka, sweet potatoes, aubergines, chills,
We have fruit trees and a woodland trail around the garden as well
as a pond.The trail is popular for
children's scavenger hunts and activities.Many native trees have
been planted and
wildflowers are planted to attract pollinators.
There is a woodland shelter belt at the garden front to protect
the garden from wind with a secret
path through it.We take advantage of being on the coast to gather
seaweed which provides
trace elements to our soil. The garden is involved in low carbon
activities which reduce the
effects of climate change which include our vegetable growing, recycling
garden and food waste to
make vegetable and worm compost. We also collect rainwater and reuse
There is a picnic area for use and a small tearoom.We also have
a barn where we hold activities,
workshops,family days and community events such as Bonfire night
and the Gala day.
Garden volunteers are looking after barrels and maintaining the
Pier Road picnic areas.
We also have volunteers who are making Fairlie station a welcome
and attractive place for visitors.
The garden always welcomes members from the local community and
visitors as well.
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ORGANIC GROWERS of FAIRLIE