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Food category winner and shortlisted nominees

We are delighted to share details of winner and the projects shortlisted in the CCF Awards Food Category.

We congratulate the CCF Awards Food Category Winner - Tayport Community Garden, Tayport Community Trust – PLANT gardening Group, Fife

An inclusive outdoor centre has been developed where people can grow their own food, reducing food miles and carbon emissions. Experienced professional gardeners led regular workshops and supported workdays, offering volunteers and community groups training and support in how to grow salads, vegetables and fruit. Initiatives such as tool repair workshops led to further reductions in carbon emissions.

CCF Awards Panel summary of winner: Tayport Community Garden has made a significant impact locally with many volunteers and visitors to the garden.  The project demonstrated how food and gardening are a great way to engage with communities and used this as a way in to talk to people about climate change.  The Awards Panel were impressed with the amount and quality of resources the project had produced to raise awareness of climate change.  The project also started to explore possibilities for social enterprise around food, showing a real ambition to influence local food culture.       
  

We commend the shortlisted nominees

Westburn CAN, WHALE Arts, City of Edinburgh

Westburn CAN engaged a broad section of local people in collective community participation to reduce carbon emissions. Working in partnership with New Caledonian Woodlands, volunteers from all sectors of the community were engaged in practical activities to design and build an open access garden for community use. Project activities included food growing training and cookery workshops. An Eco Bike Shelter was created from locally sourced scrap material with further initiatives focussing on upcycling waste.

Local Food for Local People, Tagsa Uibhist and Cothrom, Western Isles

This community project has helped to develop a low carbon future for Uist by encouraging the growing of more local produce to reduce food miles, food waste and raise awareness of their links to sustainability and climate change. The project has created opportunities for skills development and work experience in the horticulture sector whilst benefitting the health and wellbeing of the community and environment through the provision of allotments and community growing hubs.

 

You can see slides giving an overview of all projects nominated in this category here.