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Food Growing Strategy Guidance event

On 21 November 2018, the Grow Your Own Working Group is holding an event to discuss the new guidance for local authorities around producing Food Growing Strategies. The event will run from 09:45 until 16:00 and is being held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh. For information on getting to Victoria Quay click here. A series of back […]

Community Empowerment Act: Part 9 Consultation

Part 9 of the Community Empowerment Act refers to Allotments and food growing. It requires local authorities to maintain waiting lists and take reasonable steps to provide allotments if the waiting lists exceed certain trigger points. It also strengthens the protection for allotments and clarifies the rights of local authorities and plot holders. There is […]

CSGN Community Growing audit and summary

In 2010, the Central Scotland Green Network support unit undertook some research into existing community growing spaces. The full report and summary documents are available here.    

GYOWG hosts Introduction to the Community Empowerment Act

What is it about? The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act brings new rights, duties and responsibilities which could have a huge impact on community growing and allotments in Scotland.  This event is an introduction to the Act, so that people who are affected by these new rights, duties and responsibilities are aware of them and better […]

New Guide for growing on contaminated land

New Guide Helps Community Growers Tackle Contamination A new guide for Scotland’s community gardeners and ‘allotmenteers’ offering information about growing food on land that may be contaminated, has been launched by the Grow Your Own Working Group. ‘A Guide For Growing On Land Which May Be Contaminated‘ has been written in response to an increasing demand […]

Growing Together – Expression of Interest form

Please return to Social Farms and Gardens: Expression of interest form – Growing Together