This large-scale networking day has been organised by Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) in conjunction with Keep Scotland Beautiful (which manages the Climate Challenge Fund), NourishScotland and the Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO Scotland).
The event will explore how communities can be involved in all parts of local food networks from growing and selling, to eating and composting.
The day will include a mix of short presentations, stalls and case studies and networking opportunities. There will be case studies from The Glasgow Local Food Network, Whitmuir Organic Farm (a community owned farm) and Maryhill Community Central Halls (food related activities including community growing) and workshops (Accessing Land for Community Growing’, ‘Creating a Growing Community’ and ‘Growing Food for the Community by the Community’ which includes a closer look at the activities at Urban Roots, Toryglen, Glasgow’.
There will be time given to networking and help will be on hand from various organisations (including Climate Challenge Fund/KSB (Funder and supporter), Scottish Allotments Society, Trellis (supporting health through horticulture), FCFCG, Community Land Advisory Service, CEMVO Scotland, Plunkett Foundation, Community Food Social Enterprise Network, Scottish Agricultural College– Community Food Fund, Community Clydesdale Initiatives, Concrete Gardens, Woodlands Community Gardens and Community Food and Health Scotland
The event aims to inspire and motivate participants, and will bring together communities and groups to share information and experiences and visualise a more food sustainable future.
It takes place in the Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow from 9.30am-4.30pm and costs £10 for FCFCG members and £15 for non-members.
Registration is required for this event so please go to the registration page to sign up.