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Glasgow Food Growing Strategy

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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 pdf icon here [5Mb]

Access to Land

If you wish to propose a growing site then please complete and return the pdf icon site nomination form [173kb].

A map identifying existing and potential growing spaces is available to view here. General enquiries on any of these site should be made at glasgowfoodgrowing@glasgow.gov.uk

Some nominated sites were not owned by GCC. Further details on them are available from the Registrar of Scotland.

Access to Community Support

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 alongside their current contact details.

Planning Advisory Service (PAS) 
Email: office@pas.org.uk 
Website: www.pas.org.uk/

Your Local Community Council - more information on Community Councils can be found here.

Scottish Allotment Garden Society 
Email: secretary@sags.org.uk 
Website: www.sags.org.uk/ 

Social Farms and Gardens 
Email: admin@farmgarden.org.uk 
Website: www.farmgarden.org.uk/your-area/scotland

GCC - Parks Development 
Email: glasgowfoodgrowing@glasgow.gov.uk 

How do I set up my group?

There are a variety of organisations that can assist you with setting up your group and some are listed below alongside their current contact details.

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS)
Email: information@gcvs.org.uk 
Website: www.gcvs.org.uk/

GCC - Parks Development 
Email: glasgowfoodgrowing@glasgow.gov.uk 

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)
Email: info@scdc.org.uk 
Website: www.scdc.org.uk/ 

Capacity Building for Groups or Individuals

There are a variety of organisations that can assist you with sustaining your group and some are listed below alongside their current contact details.

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS)
Email: information@gcvs.org.uk 
Website: www.gcvs.org.uk/

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)
Email: info@scdc.org.uk 
Website: www.scdc.org.uk/

Access to Funding

Funding Advice

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. There are many organisations that can provide funding support either as small grants or as larger amounts. Two, key "signposts" to funding sources are listed below.

pdf icon GCC Funding Guide [53kb] is a simple and easy to use guide to seeking funding and  gives help on various matters listed below:

  • Getting Started
  • Identifying Project(s)
  • Project Costs
  • Finding Funders
  • Writing an Application
  • Things to Consider
  • Help and Support
  • Developing a Funding Strategy
  • Glossary of Funding Terms

Access to Growing Advice

Help can also be provided by a variety of organisations including the following:

GCC - Parks Development
glasgowfoodgrowing@glasgow.gov.uk 

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 
www.rhs.org.uk/scotland 

Glasgow Allotments Forum (GAF) 
Website: www.glasgowallotments.org 

Garden Organic 
Email: www.gardenorganic.org.uk/contact/
Website: www.gardenorganic.org.uk 

Strategy Development Process

We hosted a series of workshops to get an understanding of current food growing, to generate interest in food growing and to identify potential growing sites. Feedback on these workshops is available under previous events.

Workshops

Links to the minutes and reports for the remaining workshops will be available in due course.

Date


Ward Area

Venue


Theme

1 May 19

Garscadden/Scotstounhill
+Drumchapel/ Anniesland

Peterson Park Centre
22 Yokermill Road,Glasgow, G13 4PF

Outdoor
Learning

Previous Events

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.

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