Please save the date for a “soup and a chat about food growing” event on 13 September, 6-8pm in Howden Park Centre, Livingston.
You may have heard about the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and Part 9 which refers to allotments and food growing and places new duties on Local Authorities to support communities to grow their own food. One of these new duties is to produce a 5-year Food Growing Strategy, detailing how the Local Authority will support food growing in its widest sense.
In the spirit of the Community Empowerment Act, West Lothian Council wants to engage as many groups and individuals interested in Community growing in shaping the Food Growing Strategy and in creating a vision for the future and how we will work towards this over the 5 years of the Strategy.
The event will be an informal and informative event with some tasty soup to warm everyone up. Greenspace Scotland will be facilitating the event on behalf of WLC. If you want to find out more about the event or reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org