Under the Community Empowerment Act 2015, all Scottish Local Authorities are required to produce a Food Growing Strategy for their area.
Glasgow Food Growing Strategy is scheduled to be delivered by 2020 and we are looking for your help to deliver this.
We are currently consulting on our draft Food Growing Strategy. The consultation will run until 16 March 2020.
A report noting the work undertaken, in Glasgow so far, is available here.
As outlined in the report, the approach being taken in Glasgow is to build a strategy based on city-wide commitments informed by a series of local workshops which capture the priorities for each area of the city. This will draw on feedback from previous consultations held in Southside Central/Pollokshields and Partick East/Victoria Park.
To develop further the cities local area priorities we have hosted a further 8 workshops between February and May 2019. These workshops aimed to get an understanding of current food growing, to generate interest in food growing and to identify potential growing sites. In addition, 3 of the 8 workshops will focus on a specific theme in relation to community food growing as well as covering local issues - the themes are social enterprise, outdoor learning and health.
Date: 7 February 2019
Ward Area: Shettleston and Baillieston
Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Centre, 350 Wellshot Road, Glasgow, G32 7QP
Date: 28 February 2019
Ward Area: Anderston/City/Yorkhill and Hillhead
Venue: The Albany, 11 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9AS
Date: 14 March 2019
Ward Area: Springburn/Robroyston and North East
Venue: Barmulloch Community Centre and Library, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow, G21 3PX
Theme: Social Enterprise
Date: 28 March 2019
Ward Area: Maryhill and Canal
Venue: Community Central Hall, 2912-316 Mayhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7YE
Date: 25 April 2019
Ward Area: Linn, Newlands/Auldburn and Langside
Venue: Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall Trust, 2025 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1NE
Date: 14 May 2019
Ward Area: Calton, East Centre and Dennistoun
Venue: Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 1QW
Date: 16 May 2019
Ward Area: Grater Pollok, Cardonald and Govan
Venue: The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road,Glasgow, G51 3UU
Links to the minutes and reports for the remaining workshops will be available in due course.
1 May 19
Peterson Park Centre
In addition to the 2019 engagement events, two similar events took place at the end of 2017 the links to the feedback reports are below.