Community growing is for everyone so we want to make sure that anyone wishing to grow their own fruit or vegetables can access a range of opportunities to do just that.
Growing should be accessible, affordable and allow our communities to use urban spaces creatively. Falkirk Council has developed a draft Community Food Growing Strategy to help you get your food growing projects off the ground.
As well as giving you access to plenty fresh fruit and vegetables, gardening activities offer great low impact exercise – so growing your own is a good way of improving your physical health too.
Community growing and gardening can also help us relax and unwind; reducing our stress levels and helping us feel better.
What are we doing to help you with your growing project?
The draft community food growing strategy explains how Falkirk Council and partners will support community growing across the Council area.
The strategy identifies land that could be used for community growing, explains the permissions groups must get and how they can go about obtaining these, how barriers can be overcome to get projects off the ground and the types of support available to both aspiring and experienced community growers.
What will happen next?
We are working with Forth Environment Link to support community growing projects across our area.
Between February 2019 and May 2019, you can give us your views about our approach to community growing. You can also tell us if the sites we are suggesting are the right places to encourage community growing projects.
- Draft Food growing strategy