A COMMUNITY initiative in the Wee County continues to take gardening to people's homes, despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Tomato growing kits prepared by volunteers at Tullibody Community Garden have been delivered to local families by the town's Family Centre to help tackle food poverty and keep people busy.

Known locally as the Blue Hoose, the centre run by Action for Children teamed up with the garden to provide young vegetable plants for people.

Emma Clyne, family support practitioner with Action for Children, said: "The feedback from families to the community garden has been really great.

"Some of the families we support were struggling a bit and feeling quite isolated during the lockdown.

"However, taking up gardening has been a boost and it is also something the whole family can do together, and the children have loved seeing the plants grow."

A massive tomato growing and watering effort has meant there have been enough young plants for volunteers, locals and even for support projects run by the Resilience Learning Partnership in Alloa.

Tullibody Community Garden's Facebook page has been another way to provide activities to people.

The move has been proving really popular according to garden volunteers Becky Skinner and Janet Gowran who run it.

They said: "It keeps you updated on what's happening at the garden as well as being a source of ideas, advice, and inspiration for all budding gardeners and their families."

More young vegetable plants and produce may become available in the future, keep an eye on the Facebook page to stay up to date.