Granite City Growing is Aberdeen's food growing strategy. It has been drafted 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 meets the requirements set out in the Scottish Government guidance and reflects local priorities and ambition. Granite city growing was approved by the City Growth and Resources Committee on the 6th February 2020. The strategy together with additional information and guidance is available in the related documents below.
The strategy supports the work of the Sustainable Food Place 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 who were involved in developing the strategy include:
- NHS Grampian
- The Allotment Market Stall
- Community Food Initiative North East
- ACC Local Development Plan team
- Powis Residents Association
- ACC Communities Team
- James Hutton Institute
- Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership
- Garthdee allotments
- The Civic Forum
- Community Councils
If you have any queries or would like more information about Aberdeen’s food growing strategy please email firstname.lastname@example.org