Why grow your own is better!
Whether you have a massive plot, or just a few patio or window box planters, growing fruit and vegetables is great fun as well as healthy. From brassicas to blueberries, nothing tastes like home grown! To get inspired, visit Incredible Edible Todmorden to see what a community has achieved to provide access to local food.
Growing Locally, Edinburgh’s first food growing strategy was developed in 2020 following a citywide consultation and in collaboration with Edible Edinburgh. It brings together the council, growing communities and partners to encourage more local food production, more sustainability in food growing and develop the ongoing discussion as a city about what a diverse and vibrant food economy looks like.
The aim is to encourage greater participation in food growing, promote healthy and sustainable food and support local businesses to thrive.
The vision of the plan is to:
- Grow more food in Edinburgh
- Increase consumption of locally grown food
- Increase awareness of and engagement in sustainable food across the city
The Food Growing Strategy promotes the benefits of growing to health and well-being, and encouraging growing in ways that help encourage biodiversity.