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Food Growing Strategy

Food Growing Strategy

Would you like to or are you already growing your own fruit and vegetables close to where you live or work? Then join the #GrowClacks project and tell us more!

Clackmannanshire Council is working with national charity greenspace scotland to develop a Local Allotments and Food Growing Strategy for Clackmannanshire and we need local people to tell us why, where and how they would like to be growing their own food.

If you are growing already - you could be a member of a community garden, a garden volunteer with the local school or an allotment plot holder - then we would like to hear from you.

If you are not growing anything (apart from maybe weeds in your own garden!) but you would like to give it a try - then we would also like to hear from you!

We are also developing case studies to inspire others which are available to view via this page and our Facebook page.

Background to the project

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act of 2015 requires each local authority to prepare a food-growing strategy for its area to identify land that may be used as allotment sites, identify other areas of land that could be used for community growing, and describe how the authority intends to increase provision for community growing, in particular in areas which experience socio-economic disadvantage. Development and Environment Services within the Council are taking this forward.

The Act places a duty upon the Council, but we are aware that community growing also supports health, education and social inclusion and we want to be sure to develop a strategy that maximises the benefits that community brings to Council services as well as to communities.

More information

Please contact us using the details below. Alternatively, you can contact:

  • Ea O'Neill
    Programme manager
    greenspace scotland
    Tel: 01786 849 757
    e: Ea.O'

Clackmannanshire Council is working with national charity greenspace scotland with financial support from the CSGN Development Fund.

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For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000 Fax: 01259 727 453