The Collective’s Projects
Garden sessions Community lunches Workshops and events
At the Viewfield Garden Collective we provide and promote therapeutic gardening experiences for disadvantaged adults and adults at risk in Skye and Lochalsh.
Our main activities are centred around our working kitchen garden
– there is always something to do!
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have staff onsite to work alongside our volunteers to keep the garden growing. It is an opportunity to socialise, exercise and learn all aspects of growing from composting to harvesting.
The tastiest part of the gardening sessions is lunchtime! Join us on Wednesdays at 1pm for our community lunches. Do not worry if you have not been working in the garden – just join us for lunch! Meet us at the polytunnel; come in, share food, and have a blether.
Check the NEWS to find out more!
Events and Workshops
Throughout the year we hold a variety of events and workshops. Our events are a great opportunity to drop in and see what we are all about. So why not don your wellies, pick up a spade and get involved.
To find out what’s coming up visit our Facebook page @viewfieldgardencollective
For those unable to attend the physical projects in Portree you can still get involved with our organisation and sign up to some of our virtual garden initiatives. Right now, this includes signing up to our newsletter The Parsley Press and following us on social media, but we do hope to develop this further so keep checking for updates.
Awards and Accreditations
As well as general learning activities we offer a range of awards and accreditations. Currently this includes the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s Grow & Learn awards. Both awards, named Roots and Nurture, offer an opportunity to gain qualifications during attendance through an individually tailored approach.
We are developing an inhouse training programme to offer to all our participants an opportunity to gain certificates whilst they attend. We will post updates about it here.