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Food

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) supports projects that aim to reduce emissions associated with food by encouraging lower carbon diets by encouraging food growing and promoting local food. CCF projects also work to reduce food waste in their communities as well as encouraging composting of unavoidable food waste.

The links below detail organisations, resources and information that should prove useful if you planning or running such a project. 

 

Useful organisations:

Greener Scotland - information on greener eating.

Love Food Hate Waste from Zero Waste Scotland - ideas, inspiration and resources to support projects aiming to reduce food waste.

Nourish Scotland - Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network. 

Community Land Advisory Service Scotland - information on land availability and access for community growing groups.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens - supports community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow. 

Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society - works throughout Scotland to protect sites, preserve gardening skills and promote the value of allotments.

Grow Your Own Scotland - an initiative which seeks to create a single resource for all grow your own and greenspace organisations throughout Scotland.

Trellis Scotland - supports health through horticulture.

Kitchen Canny - a step-by-step process to highlight how much families could save by avoiding food waste.

SEPA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency for guidance on collecting and composting food waste from off-site.

 

Reports and guides

Zero Waste Scotland provide a great range of support to community organisations.  See their What Zero Waste Scotland Can Offer to Community Groups - Food Waste guide to see what's on offer  - including all the info you need to know about Love Food Hate Waste

The Benefits of Product Reuse Tool is available from WRAP.  You have to register to download this tool which calculates the environmental and economic benefits of reusing a range of items using

Community Growing Resource Pack produced by Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

Nourish Scotland run the Making a Living from Local Food mentoring programme, supporting local food entrepreneurs. 

Glasgow Harvest Toolkit offers suggestions and guidance for running food celebration events.

Scotland's Allotment Site Design Guide - provides detailed solutions to all aspects of good allotment site design.

Local Food Survey produced by Nourish Scotland outlines some proposals to broaden and deepen the local food economy in Scotland.  

'Plenty: Food, Farming and Health in Scotland' form the Scottish Food Coalition provides an overview of the need to transform our food system, and the opportunities in doing this. 

Our Community Growing pack from Greenspace Scotland aims to help Scottish communities explore new places and more ways to grow their own food.

Household Food and Drink Waste in the United Kingdom 2012 from WRAP provides estimates of the amount of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2012.

Guide to growing on contaminated land- has been produced by Grow Your Own Scotland.