Grow Forth is a new network to bring together groups across the Forth Valley that are interested in local food. The goal of Grow Forth is to create a community of communities that will enable people to share with and learn from one another on a wide range of food-related issues. The Grow Forth Network grew out the local food summit held in February 2012, on behalf of Low Carbon Stirling. 200 people interested in local sustainable food attended.
The Grow Forth Local Food Network, a project of Forth Environment Link, last week had an idea accepted to the Climate Challenge Funds Ideas bank. Here is the link to the page:
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government programme, which provides funding for community groups that are tackling action on climate change through local community-led projects. The Ideas Bank contains templates of potential projects which community groups can use to prepare an application to the CCF. The templates have been prepared by Proposing Organisations; in this case FEL is the proposing organisation. As with all CCF applications the community group should be the lead applicant for funding, but will be able to work in partnership with the Proposing Organisation.
Grow Forth is a Forth Valley wide local food network run by Forth Environment Link. Our idea is to work in partnership with a number of local communities to design and deliver a program of food events & workshops to inspire, educate and build a local food movement in the Forth Valley Area.
If your community group is interested in developing the idea into an application for funding to the CCF then give us a call and we can arrange a meeting with your group.
FEL Telephone: 01786 449 215
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Click here to open our latest newsletter winter newsletterpdf
Here is the Community Food Map for Forth Valley, it will be updated regularily as and when communities get in touch.
To become a member of the Online Grow Forth Network Group all you need to do is follow this link to Forth Environment Link’s website and sign up. http://www.forthenvironmentlink.org/main/authorization/signUp
You will then be sent a confirmation email. Once you’re a member of FEL you can join the GFN group. You can add photos and share your projects, you can add video, write blogs, and add events.
The legislative Framework Governing Allotments Consultation
Forth Environment Link and community recently put a response into the Scottish Government regarding the allotment consultation, you can view our response by clicking here
We have just completed are end of year report, if you wish to read what we have been up to please Grow Forth report 2012-2013
The Forth Environment Link website has a list of useful links to other organisations that support environmental activity around Scotland. There are number of organisations listed that support the wide range of food activity in Scotland from growing your own, Allotments, Community Growing, Food Policy & Food Campaigns, Food Directories, Food and Health. This list is not exhaustive so if you have suggestions of things to add let us know.
Some useful tools
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