Grow Forth is the local food network for the Forth Valley area. We help connect and support communities and local food businesses to grow, source, cook and eat local food. The project is currently funded by the Climate Challenge Fund administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Over the years the Grow Forth project has evolved from community based growing to the creation of the Stirling Local Food Map and then on to the Get Ready for Local project, funded by The Climate Challenge Fund, which focused on working closely local communities, community food projects and local food businesses to increase access to local, sustainable, healthier and lower carbon food.
Following on from the success of the Get Ready for Local project our brand new project for 2016-17 is Stirling Food Hub – at the Heart of Local Food
This innovative pilot project will see Stirling become the beating heart of local food in our area. Working with our local communities, schools and food businesses, this project aims to help strengthen the relationship between farm and fork. Understanding that relationship and how it can benefit us all now and in the future is a key aspect of the Stirling Food Hub project.
We want to see local food linked to every aspect of vibrant community life from active travel to waste reduction and sustainable economic growth. Food is our past, our present and our future and this project celebrates and promotes local food and its place in our lives.
The food hub pilot, based down at the Stirling Cycle Hub, will see a variety of different local food based themes and activities on and on every Thursday from end of September we will have Stirling Food Assembly - from 4.30-6.30pm...