Highland

We are pleased to share success stories, learning and reflection from the Climate Challenge Fund through the final reports of projects from across Highland.

Broadford Community Woodland Green Growers run by Broadford and Strath Community Company

Grant awarded: £58,500

Project Dates: 1 August 2014 - 31 March 2016

Broadford and Strath Community Company on Isle of Skye worked to reduce carbon emissions by creating a community growing hub to encourage local people, hotels and restaurants to grow and source food locally and compost food waste. The facilities within Broadford Community Woodland provided access to raised beds for growing and polytunnel space for seed propagation while supporting educational workshops and distribution of hot compost bins.

Read the final report:

Broadford Community Woodland Green Growers - CCF Final Report

 

Nature's Pantry, run by Cantraybridge College

Grant awarded: £73,228.38

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The Nature's Pantry project run by Cantraybridge College at Croy, near Inverness worked to use recycled materials to expand the growing space on campus to create a market garden. The project worked to offer fresh, healthy produce for sale and to supply a cafe from which food waste will be composted. Cookery workshops for the local community aimed to highlight local, seasonal food and how to avoid food waste while on site and online resources targeted raising awareness of links between food and climate change.

Read the final report:

Nature's Pantry project  - CCF Final Report