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Community Open Gardens Shortlees

We are a small charity in Shortlees, Kilmarnock. Founded in 2013 and registered charity since 2019. Our main aims are to build/maintain a community garden on derelict land with the objectives of reducing poverty, increasing health/wellbeing, increasing employability and improving the environment by growing our own food/produce, providing education/workshops/training and creating a safe welcoming green space for our community.

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Registered charity no. SC049048

Member since May 2022

Latest News

We can start building our raised beds!

We can start building our raised beds!

Thanks to generous donations and a large discount from local business K&L Timber we now have enough materials to make a start on the first batch of raised beds and start laying the paving around them.

Our team have also partnered with Vibrant Communities Home Link Worker who will be arranging a group of youths to help us. These will be youths who are at risk of disengaging from school and their involvement here at the garden could turn that around for them giving them a brighter future.

Your donations help us to continue this work helping our community grow and flourish.