Eugénie is co-founder of Grow 73, a community growing project started by Eugénie and Lynn Semple in 2015. She has been with the organisation ever since, initially in a voluntary role as co-organiser, then co-manager and Trustee when charity status was granted in 2018. She took on the role of Project co-ordinator in 2020, a role which has been full-time since January 2022.
Eugénie is responsible for the day-to-day management of Grow 73 including coordinating all our volunteer activities, managing the community garden, liaising with funders suppliers and contractors, organising educational activities, reporting to the Board of Trustees, planning future developments and regular raking of our composting toilet.
Eugénie represents Grow 73 at various meetings and committees of the local voluntary sector and has spoken of Grow 73 and our work at various national occasions including meetings organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful and NatureScot. She appeared in an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile, talking about Grow 73 and its Bee-line, and during Cop26 she spoke at the Festival of Discovery organised by the Eden Community, other speakers at the event including Sir David Attenborough. She also authored a chapter about Grow 73 in the book ‘Seeds to Solutions’ published by the Incredible Edible organisation.