‘Grow Your Own’ has never had it so good; Covid-19, Brexit and the climate emergency have all contributed to an increase in demand for locally grown food and many new entrants to the growing scene.. Our Community Empowerment Legislation also necessitates that every local authority produce a Food Growing Strategy detailing provision for more local food growing opportunities be it through the provision of allotments or community growing spaces. Glasgow Allotments Forum and Food and Climate Action have produced an excellent factsheet on just what the Community Empowerment Legislation means for those seeking land to grow their own.
If you are on a local authority waiting list then the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society would like to hear from you.
Why wait? Once you’ve secured your place on your local authority list why not reach out to your nearest community growing space and practice your growing skills there.