Gorgie City Farm – gardening activity and healthy eating

Organisation : Gorgie City Farm
Grant Amount : £ 7,319

Gorgie City Farm is a flourishing community resource in a built-up and low income area of Edinburgh. We run a community gardening group and would like to expand this to (a) include more participants and (b) add value to the group by including a weekly lunch group with a focus on preparation of healthy meals from fresh produce including maximum use of produce from our kitchen garden. We beleive this will deliver significant health benefits including (a) a tailored level of exercise through gardening, (b) improved awareness of healthy eating especially around eating of 5 a day reinforced by actually growing many of the vegetables used and (c) significant positive impact on mental health through outdoor exercise and a supportive environment encouraging social interaction.