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Highland Council urges businesses and residents to have say over its food growing strategy


By Ali Morrison

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Highland Council's headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Highland Council's headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. Picture: Gary Anthony.

RESIDENTS and businesses across the region are being encouraged to respond to a food growing strategy.

Highland Council launched a consultation into its Growing Our Future initiative.

The strategy is designed to help support and encourage more local food growing among communities.

In developing Growing Our Future, a range of consultation exercises were undertaken, including a series of interviews and workshops with council officers, local community engagement sessions, as well as a community food growing survey to identify key opportunities and barriers to growing food across the region.

The council’s climate change officer Keith Masson said: “We are delighted to finally publish Growing Our Future for consultation.

“It has become clear while developing the council’s food growing strategy and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, that there is increasing appetite across Highland for more ‘grow your own’ schemes and initiatives, and this consultation gives Highland residents the opportunity to let us know if our strategy and action plan will help make that happen.”

The consultation runs until November 23 by clicking here .

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