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Online workshops for Food Growing Strategy consultation

Perth & Kinross Council is currently developing a Food Growing Strategy to encourage more people across the local area to get involved with growing their own food.

The Food Growing Strategy is being developed in response to the Scottish Government's vision to increase the health and wellbeing of communities across the country by encouraging more people to grow and eat fruit and vegetables.

Growing food together allows people to meet and work with others in their community, develop food growing knowledge and skills, and lead healthier lifestyles. In addition, it also plays a role in improving biodiversity, tackling Climate Change and food poverty by improving access to high-quality local produce that is grown and distributed in a sustainable manner.

Everyone who is involved, or who would like to be involved, with food growing is encouraged to contribute their thoughts and comments to the draft Food Growing Strategy consultation which is currently open on our Consultation Hub, and closes on 1 March 2021.

As part of the consultation, two online workshops for anyone keen to learn more and meet experienced community growers will be held on Monday 15 February from 1pm to 2.30pm, and on Thursday 18 February from 7pm to 8.30pm. To sign up for either of the workshops, please email allotments@pkc.gov.uk.