Welcome to the website of the Organic Growers of Fairlie and their
Community Garden project. For the latest news of what is
happening in the garden please visit our Garden Diary page or our
Facebook page .
STOP PRESS - We have just been assessed as OUTSTANDING in the Keep Scotland Beautiful -It's Your Neighbourhood campaign. See Diary page.
This is an association of village residents in Fairlie (and surrounding towns) , Ayrshire, Scotland, who are all committed to living healthier, more sustainable lifestyles and improving the environment using various techniques. A derelict polluted, brownfield site has been turned into a lovely, peaceful grow-your-own mini allotment garden (the Fairlie Organic Garden) using innovative composting and vermi-culture techniques. This web site includes a video of the garden, a large collection of pictures showing the garden throughout its development, several FAQs on vermi-culture/composting, news and events pages.
Visitors are welcome to the garden (see How to Find Us page) however please note that if no gardeners are in the garden then the gate is locked. In the summer in the evenings and at weekends then someone will likely be there. If travelling a distance or you are part of a large group please contact us first (see Contact Us page) and we can usually arrange for someone to show you around (and also have the kettle on!)
We now have a Facebook page so that you can keep up with what is happening in the garden and 'spread the word'. Click here to get to our Facebook page.
Latest updates -
Added new page on worm farming. This page has lots of tips and links to a blog writer on worm farming and wormeries. Recommended! (8/2/14)
Added news and photo of visit to the garden by the Scottish Minister for the Environment to the Garden Diary page. (21/1/14)
Added Garden Report for 2013 to the Garden Diary page. (19/10/13)
Added news of our latest visitor and a link to another garden group to the Garden Diary page. (30/9/13)
Added news of our latest visitors to the Garden Diary page. (16/9/13)
Added news of our 'OUSTANDING' assessment to the Garden Diary page. (25/7/13)
Added minutes of committee meeting held on June 25th 2013 to Members Page . (25/7/13)
Added details of RHS visit and Keep Scotland Beautiful assessor's visit to Garden Diary page . (23/7/13)
Added news of funding and picture of presentation to Diary page . (17/8/12)
Added minutes of AGM held April 22nd. 2012, new OGF constitution adopted at that meeting and new Standing Orders for Management Committee, AGM and SGM meetings also adopted at the AGM to Members Page . (2/7/12)
Added recent pictures of garden/entrance/poly-tunnel to Diary Page . (17/6/12)
Updated photos on this page and added a slide-show of tree-planting to Eco Warriors page. The latest SAGS (Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society) news-letter is here . (Gents see note at the foot of page 3)! (25/3/10)
Added link on Links page to GrowYourOwn - a web page from a Scottish-based vegetable plot owner with 170 pages containing over 550 demonstration photos (20/11/09)
Added minutes of Committee Meeting held on 2nd. November 2009 to Members Page. If anyone would like a soft (or paper) copy sent direct please send a request using the E-mail address on the Contact Us page . (13/11/09)
Large update of Garden Diary page including Phase 3 build plans, future garden events and news of other groups and events. (4/11/09)
Added news and pictures of Thanksgiving display, garden visits and Forres garden to Garden Diary page (16/10/09)
Added information on our Open Day and pictures of garden visitors and some of our produce to the Garden Diary page . (22/7/09)
Video of royal visit to Garden Show exhibit updated to add some photos and now in HQ! (17/6/09)
At long last we have managed to find a high point (a handy hydraulic platform) to get a picture of (almost!) the whole garden. Our beach and barn are out of the picture to the left.
Not quite! gardening BUT this is the view from the beach in the garden.
Our new poly-tunnel shown in the height of summer with the watering system making life easier..
Our second poly tunnel (84ft long!) was filled with 3 rows of raised-beds and an overhead watering system has been installed. Vast amounts of all kinds of vegetables have been grown - tomatoes, squashes, cucumbers.strawberries, beetroot, turnip, basil, runner beans, maize, pumpkins, peppers, courgettes, chillies, garlic and aubergines are just a partial list. You almost needed a guide to find your way through the tunnel!
OGF - "leading the way for sustainable communities" ... but walking in the footsteps of Charles Darwin who concluded in 1866 "It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part as the lowly earthworm, in the history of the world...".
Disclaimer While every effort is made to ensure the contents of this web-site are accurate the Organic Growers of Fairlie cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies, omissions or errors.
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