Glasgow City Council has appointed consultants Here+Now to engage with Glaswegians to get their views regarding the future of food growing in Glasgow. This will look at issues such as community gardens, allotments, vacant and derelict land, the circular economy and urban agriculture!

The Community Empowerment Act 2015 places a duty on all Scottish Local Authorities to prepare a food growing strategy for its area and identify land suitable for growing.

A number of workshops will be held to find out more about people’s needs and wishes when it comes to urban growing and would like to invite you or anyone that might be interested to one of the workshop sessions. Whether you’re a keen gardener, involved in a community growing project, hold an allotment or have never been involved in a community growing project before, they would like to hear from you.

Three engagement events are planned across the city:

  • North East – Friday 23 June 2017, (drop in between 10am and 7pm) at the Bridge Arts Centre, 1000 Westerhouse Road, G34 9JW
  • North West – Wednesday 28 June 2017, (drop in between 10am and 7pm) at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, 8 – 10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, G12 0QF
  • South – Thursday 6 July 2017, (drop in between 4pm and 7.30pm) at the Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

There is also a short on-line survey for those unable to attend. For more information see the flyer 170607_GoGrowGlasgow_engagement event_flier or contact hello@thehereandnow.org.uk