Learning Visit to Locavore Urban Farm

10aug10:15 am1:00 pmLearning Visit to Locavore Urban FarmTour around one of Locavore's new sites for local grown veg and seasonal flowersLocavore Bellahouston, 36 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5LN10:15 am - 1:00 pm OrganiserForth Environment LinkEvent TypeOutdoorThemeFood & Agriculture

Event Details

As part of our Falkirk Food Futures event programme we are taking tours and inspiration from some established growing sites in Scotland.

Locavore are a social enterprise working to build a better local food system for Scotland. They grow organic produce in their market gardens, deliver veg boxes across Scotland and have three shops in Glasgow (Govanhill, Partick and Garnethill), One in Kirkintilloch and one in Edinburgh.

The team from Locavore take us on a talk and tour of their new 20 year leased urban growing plot. Formerly a council plant nursery within Bellahouston Park this space will be used to grow organic veg and flowers for Locavore veg box schemes and their shops.

We’ll also be treated to a delicious Locavore lunch in the greenhouses. Refreshments and lunch are all included in your free ticket.

This is a fantastic chance to explore and learn from an inspiring social enterprise!

Read about their Bigger Plan ambitions!

Find out more about Locavore

We will be supporting travel with a hire bus to these events, please indicate when booking whether you would like to book a space. If not we’ll assume you are making your own way and see you there!

For people booking the bus we will be in touch with arrangements depending on where people are most based. Pick up and drop offs will be Falkirk based.

About Falkirk Food Futures

Falkirk Food Futures is a partnership project funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The partnership comprises of Forth Environment Link, Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley and CVS Falkirk.

Our Falkirk Food Futures event program aims to offer enjoyment, education and wellbeing around topics of food and growing. Forth Environment Link have curated a range of activities to suit a variety of perspectives based on feedback from community groups and organisations in the area. We hope you enjoy what is on offer whether you are an individual, volunteer or part of a community group or organisation!

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.

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Falkik Food Futures

Time

(Wednesday) 10:15 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Locavore Bellahouston

36 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5LN

Organiser

Forth Environment Link

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley, leading the way on connecting people and place on actions which make a positive response to the Climate Emergency. We support more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

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