Councillors have praised a community project for bringing people together to reduce their village’s carbon footprint.
Moo Food in Muir of Ord was created to inspire healthy, environmentally-friendly living across the community.
The trust has so far created an “edible village” of 25 growing boxes, containing seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as a community orchard made up of 50 fruit trees such as plum, pear, apple, cherry and hazel.
During the inaugural meeting of the council’s communities and place committee, members gave cross-party support to Moo Food following a presentation by founder director Emma Whitham.
Committee chairman Allan Henderson said: “Moo Food is a fantastic project which has created amazing benefits in a local community that could be applied Highland-wide. Councillors across the Highlands would welcome more information on how they can support the creation of Moo Food concepts in their local areas.
“We are extremely impressed with the ability of Moo Food to attract such a high level of volunteers and it’s great to see how the project works to the benefit of all ages in the community with schools, volunteers, businesses, private landowners and local people all working to a common goal.”
Mrs Whitham said: “Moo Food connects people to themselves, each other and to the natural environment. We are creating a pride in our place and in community resilience by putting on events, workshops and festivals through a culture of kindness compassion, support and creativity.”