Argyll residents are to be encouraged to grow their own food as the local authority adopts its first community food growing strategy.
The plan, backed by Argyll and Bute Council’s business continuity committee, is intended to encourage people in the community who wish to grow their own food by providing information on potential growing spaces, together with more general advice and guidance.
Council leader, councillor Aileen Morton, said: “Our strategy will contribute to Scotland’s wish to become a Good Food Growing Nation by enabling those people interested in growing their own to enjoy and benefit from nutritious, healthy food.
“I hope the finalisation of the strategy, following substantial community feedback, will empower more people and community groups to take up the challenge.”
The council hopes to see all manner of individuals, community groups, care homes and schools participating and growing their own food.
The strategy features some of the good work already taking place around Argyll and Bute.
A number of schools run a variety of programmes in order to provide youngsters with the necessary skills for successful food growing.
Full details of the strategy are available from the council’s website.