Covid-19, Cultivating our community response

During these difficult times we’ve joined the Eden Projects Community Action Response to encourage everyone to do what they can to support their communities, and particularly vulnerable and isolated people during this COVID-19 crisis.

For us that means still giving communities the power to grow, only this time in their own homes. We know that with the uncertainty of when lockdown will end and the lack of options for outdoor activity, we have to be creative in finding a solution and we’ve therefore launched our pilot project to help communities in the City be able to grow their own food.

Our kits are free and will enable individuals and families to start growing with the hope that they’ll continue after lockdown. We’re also including resilience techniques around how to develop your positive wellbeing and wee recipe cards so you can cook what you grow.

The pilot will focus on the regeneration areas and will work with food banks, housing, and mental health charities to identify individuals who could benefit from the scheme. Then, pending a successful trial and funding availability we hope to roll the scheme our City-wide. You can register your interest in receiving a kit below.


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Volunteer and Young Trustee Emma Lawford with our COVID Home Growing Kits

Business almost as usual

Following guidance around social distancing we have taken the decision to temporarily pause all of our community activity. However, we’re still here and still promoting growing initiatives across the city so do get in touch with your ideas.

Whilst getting exercise why not take part in a solo litter pick in your area or on your street? We can even provide the grabbers – get in touch for details.

Updates in response to Covid-19

Run Balmoral Cancelled

In line with Government advice and for the safety of all participants the 2020 Run Balmoral has been cancelled. Thank you to everyone who signed-up as part of Team Cultivate, hope to see you in 2021.

Community Clean-Ups Postponed

Following advice on social distancing we shall be postponing all our Torry Clean Ups for the time-being. Instead we encourage you to TidyWhereYouCan, either on your own or with your self-isolation pal.

St Fitticks’ Edible Garden

Developments on our Edible Garden at St Fitticks’ in Torry will be postponed until May 20th when we will reassess the situation and follow the latest Government advice.

Hilton Consultation

We shall also be postponing our consultation for a Heritage Garden in Woodside. Instead we will look at ways of doing this digitally, in May.

Keep Yourselves Safe

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve, or use a tissue. Dispose of the tissue immediately into a closed rubbish bin, and then clean your hands.