By Stef Lach
Argyll and Bute Council is seeking your views on a new strategy which aims to encourage and enable people who wish to grow their own food.
Last month, councillors on the Policy and Resources Committee approved the draft Argyll and Bute Council Food Growing Strategy, which is now subject to a four-week public consultation before being presented to full council for final approval.
The strategy was developed in line with the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and will provide advice and guidance for those individuals and community groups who wish to grow their own food, as well as information on potential community food growing spaces.
This activity has a wide range of benefits including local food supply, health and wellbeing, social interaction and learning as well as contributing to the area’s biodiversity and excellent environmental credentials.
The consultation is available online here: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/consultations/argyll-and-butes-community-food-growing-strategy-consultation