Food growing strategy
We are developing a food growing strategy for Aberdeen with support from national charity Greenspace Scotland and local stakeholders.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires every local authority to prepare a food growing strategy for its area to identify land that could be used to grow food and describe how provision for community growing, in particular in areas which experience socio-economic disadvantage, can be increased.
Aberdeen’s strategy will meet the requirements set out in the Scottish Government guidance and reflect local priorities and ambition. We are also currently working to gather information about how people are already growing food in the city. We hope to have the strategy in place by 2019.
This strategy supports the work of the Sustainable Food City Partnership Aberdeen and is part of an exciting movement encouraging a healthy relationship to local food which is accessible to all and which is good for both people and the planet.
Who is involved?
Stakeholders involved in developing the strategy include:
- NHS Grampian
- The Allotment Market Stall
- Community Food Initiative North East
- Local Development Plan team
- Powis Residents Association
- Locality managers
- James Hutton Institute
- Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership
- Garthdee allotments
- Go Green at Robert Gordon University
If you have any queries or would like more information about Aberdeen’s food growing strategy please email email@example.com
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