Under the Community Empowerment Act 2015, all Scottish Local Authorities are required to produce a Food Growing Strategy for their area. - Glasgow's Food Growing Strategy is available here [5Mb]
If you wish to propose a growing site then please complete our online form.
Some nominated sites were not owned by GCC. Further details on them are available from the Registrar of Scotland.
Who can help you get your growing project off the ground?
Many organisations can advise you in getting your growing project off the ground or how to get more involvement from your local community. Some are listed below:
Your Local Community Council - more information on Community Councils can be found here.
You can also contact Glasgow City Council's Food Growing team here
Help with setting up an organisation and building capacity
The following organisations that can assist you with setting up and sustaining your group and building your capacity.
Help with the ownership or lease of land
Once you have formed your group and put in place the structures that will assist you to start growing, in many cases you will be seeking funding to allow you to develop the site or get equipment. Find some useful links below.
Contact the Food Growing team to sign up for regular funding updates.
Glasgow City Council aims to ensure that all communities can access, enjoy and celebrate growing spaces within Glasgow. The Let's Grow Together Fund is designed to help support these spaces and encourage Glasgow citizens to become involved and grow their fruit and vegetables locally.
This is an annual fund of £50,000 which was introduced to support the aims of the current iteration of Glasgow's Food Growing Strategy.
You can find out more about this Fund and how to apply here.
There are many organisations in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK who can provide advice including:
You can refer to the Introduction to Horticulture [15Mb] which was published in 2020 alongside Glasgow City Council's Food Growing Strategy.
The Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) 2015 requires local authorities to review their Food Growing strategies every 5 years. The next iteration of the Strategy is due to be published in 2025 following an engagement process involving growers and stakeholders across the City.