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Are you 18-30 years old? Are you a passionate food grower? A community gardener? An allotmenteer? A horticulture student? A new entrant market gardener?

Who are we looking for?

Glasgow Community Food Network's Food & Climate Action Project is looking for young growers to take part in a short film project which we are running with our partner organisation Youth in Agroecology and Restoration Network in Nigeria. As part of this project, we will create a short 5 minute film, showcasing the experiences of young growers in Scotland and in Nigeria. We are looking for Glasgow-based growers between the ages of 18 and 30. You don’t have to be an expert or a professional or do food growing as a job (even though you could be). We are looking for anyone from professional market gardeners to horticulture college students to new allotmenteers or community garden volunteers.

What will be expected from you?

At some point in April (at a time that is good for you), one of our team members will visit you at a growing space of your choice (e.g. your garden, allotment, local community garden, your house, anywhere you like to grow food) and film you whilst doing some gardening tasks. We will also ask you a few questions about what inspired you to grow food and what you find challenging about it.

You will also take part in a 1 hour Zoom call with the other Glasgow growers and 5 young Nigerian growers to chat and connect about your experiences and exchange some growing tips.

Total time commitment: 2 hours

What do you get out of it?

  • A £20 gardening voucher from Rocket Gardens   
  • A pack of seeds from our Nigerian partner organisation as part of a Scottish-Nigerian seed swap
  • The opportunity to connect with other growers in Glasgow and meet growers in Nigeria
  • Inspire other young people to get into growing as a career or hobby

How to get involved:

Register your interest to take part in the project.

We will get back to you in early April to let you know if you haven been chosen to take part in the project and discuss next steps, including a time in April that we can film with you.