We are developing a range of social enterprises within our structure, to provide safe, therapeutic work placement opportunities for our recovery clients. One of these will be a 1-acre (fenced) semi-commercial horticulture operation; however, the 15.5-acre site is also planned to deliver a range of other outcomes outside the fence, with and for the community – such as community orchard; community growing spaces; mindfulness garden; wildlife habitats.
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?No
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We are not yet on site; the Horticulture and Wildlife Supervisor is in post and the planning application for the 1-acre compound has been submitted to West Dunbartonshire Council.
In Dumbarton, drive or walk to the top of Castlehill Road, turning sharp right at "Access Vehicles only" sign, continuing to the car parking area just outside our site. Buses go partway up Castlehill Road.
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