Perth and Kinross’ Home-Grown Food Workshop

Photo Credit: Michelle Riach

The Perth and Kinross Council is working on developing their food growing strategy and is looking to hear from the people of Highland Perthshire, and the rest of the area, on how to encourage people to start growing their own food.

As a key outcome in developing the strategy is considering the area’s role in tackling climate change and food poverty.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Growing food together allows people to meet and work with others in their community, develop food growing knowledge and skills, and lead healthier lifestyles.

“In addition, it also plays a role in improving biodiversity, tackling Climate Change and food poverty by improving access to high-quality local produce that is grown and distributed in a sustainable manner.”

Anyone looking to get involved is invited to contribute ‘their thoughts and comments’ to the Food Growing Strategy which has been developed so far on:

As part of the consultation, two online workshops for anyone keen to learn more and meet experienced community growers will be held on Monday 15 February from 1pm to 2.30pm, and on Thursday 18 February from 7pm to 8.30pm. To sign up for either of the workshops, please email

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