You may be aware that East Dunbartonshire Council has been undertaking work to prepare a local Food Growing Strategy. The aim of the strategy is to give local people the opportunity to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers in allotments and other growing spaces such as community gardens and orchards. This is also part of EDC’s commitments under the Community Empowerment Act. National charity greenspace Scotland has been supporting EDC colleagues with this work and our partnership is ongoing.
The next stage in the process is to hold local engagement events to share information on potential growing sites at the following events:
Thursday 1 March, 7pm - 9pm - Postponed due to poor weather conditions; a new date and venue will be advertised ASAP
|Fraser Centre, 11 Douglas Street, Milngavie, G62 6PA (Milngavie & Bearsden)|
|Monday 12 March, 6.30pm - 7.30pm||Baldernock Primary School, Fluchter Rd, Balmore, G64 4AS (Torrance & Balmore)|
|Wednesday 14 March, 10am - 12.30pm||Lennox Room, Lennoxtown Hub, 46 Main Street, Lennoxtown, G66 7JJ (Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Haughhead and Clachan of Campsie)|
|Thursday 22 March, 1.30pm - 2.30pm||EDVA, Unit 4 & 5, 18 Townhead, G66 1NL (Kirkintilloch, Lenzie & Twechar)|
|Thursday 22 March, 5pm - 7.30pm||Woodhill Evangelical Church, 30 Westercleddens Road, G64 2NH (Bishopbriggs)|
We would be delighted if you would join us – please help us spread the word to anyone with an interest in community food growing. There are similar events taking place across East Dunbartonshire, so if you can’t make this one you are welcome to attend in a different area - please see leaflet in the Documents section.