Local Food Growing Strategy

There is a statutory requirement for local authorities to prepare a food growing strategy, as set out in part 9, section 119 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Inverclyde Council have produced a draft response to the legislation (Community Empowerment Scotland Act 2015) that sets out our intentions in our forthcoming food growing strategy. Please check this page for future updates.

Community food growing in Inverclyde.

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Section 119) places a duty on every local authority to prepare a food-growing strategy. Over the past 18 months, Inverclyde Council its community planning partners and a number of community food growing groups have met to prepare a strategy that will highlight the opportunities for food growing in Inverclyde. 

How are we supporting individuals and communities in Inverclyde to grow your own food?

The community food growing strategy explains how Inverclyde Council and its community planning partners will support community growing across Inverclyde

The strategy identifies land that could be used for community growing, explains the permissions groups must get and how they can go about obtaining these, existing food growing opportunities across Inverclyde and of support available to both aspiring and experienced community growers.

Over the forthcoming months more information will be added to this page to show the opportunities available for food growing across Inverclyde.

 

 

Page last updated: 15 June 2020