Food Growing Community Engagement

Over recent years the popularity of 'growing our own food' has increased. Many people are attracted by the health benefits associated with growing your own fruit and vegetables and potential reductions in food bills from locally grown produce as well as contributions to reducing their carbon foot print by reducing the distance their food has to travel. In response to the requirements of Section 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, East Dunbartonshire will be preparing a Food Growing Strategy which will help to raise awareness of local food growing opportunities and give communities the chance to grow their own food and plants.

To help gauge demand and guide the development of the Strategy, we are holding a series of drop-in events, inviting local communities and individuals to share their views and aspirations for local food growing and to develop confidence to take on food growing projects in their local area. If you would like to share food growing successes, opportunities, aspirations or ask questions about how you can get involved with local food growing and the Food Growing Strategy please drop-in at one of these locations:

Hillhead Community Centre

Monday 22 May 2017

10am to noon

Lennoxtown Hub

Wednesday 24 May 2017

1.30pm to 3.30pm

 Fraser Centre, Milngavie

Wednesday 31 May 2017

4.45pm to 6.45pm

Auchinairn Community Learning Centre

Friday 2 June 2017

10am to noon

Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre

Saturday 3 June 2017

12.30pm to 2.30pm

William Patrick Library

Wednesday 7 June 2017

1.30pm to 3.30pm

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, or would like to add to the information you shared at one of these sessions, please contact

A short survey ran from 22 May to 19 June 2017 which we encourage all East Dunbartonshire residents to take part in.