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This workshop is run by Nourish Scotland and FCFCG to look at how Community Growing Initiatives use their voice effectively at a group, local, regional and national level.

Where: Woodlands Community Workspace G4 9BY

When: Wednesday,13 December, 11am to 3pm

FCFCG and Nourish Scotland are working together to develop support for Community Growing Initiatives to explore how they can use their voice effectively at a group, local, regional and national level. Awareness of the benefits of community growing is increasing, however there are many ways in which decision making processes could more effectively support community growing groups. 

Being able to effectively voice experiences, knowledge, and perspectives can have an impact on the effectiveness of the internal working of groups, local decisions, and legislation and policy at a national level. This is timely: in the period ahead, local authorities will be developing Food Growing Strategies and the Scottish Government will be consulting on the first piece of legislation on the food system, the Good Food Nation Bill. 

At a national level, the next few years will also see consultations on the new Climate Change Bill, Local Democracy, a Planning Bill and more. FCFCG and Nourish are keen to enable groups and communities in Scotland to help shape the policies that affect them and build a stronger grassroots movement for a fairer, more sustainable system - of which community growing is a key part.

This workshop will be an informal and confidential platform for you to share your learning, and we will also facilitate some of the session to try to draw out learning and processes for other groups. Lunch will be provided. Please read our cancellation policy.

December 13th, 2017 11:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Woodlands Workspace
91-101 West Princes Street
G4 9BY
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