Moray Food Growing Strategy

The draft Moray Food Growing Strategy and mapping aims to ensure there are more opportunities for people who would like to grow their own food to do so. A variety of different community food growing spaces have been identified in towns and villages across Moray. In developing the food growing strategy the Council is committed to delivering the wider benefits associated with food growing including:

  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Promoting opportunities for social interaction
  • Encouraging sustainability including addressing climate change, enhancing biodiversity and reducing food waste
  • Promoting skills development and education
  • Creating opportunities for economic development

The draft vision for the strategy is to

“Promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by increasing access to nutritious healthy food by creating opportunities for people to grow their own fruit and vegetables in towns and villages across Moray, reducing food insecurity and food waste.”

A short questionnaire has been developed  to seek views on the content of the strategy.  

An 8 week consultation period will run from the 1st October 2019 to 29th November 2019 and there will be three consultation events held in venues across Moray.

1 November 2019 - Fishermen’s Hall, Buckie – Free community lunch event from 12pm to 2pm
16 November 2019 - Forres Town Hall, Lesser Hall – Exhibition with family friendly activities including apple pressing 10am to 2pm
21 November 2019 - The Inkwell, Elgin – Exhibition with family friendly activities 4pm to 7pm

Paper copies of the strategy are available to view in all Council Access Points and Libraries. Comments can be made via the short questionnaire, by emailing localdevelopmentplan@moray.gov.uk or in writing to Strategic Planning and Development, Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.

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