The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Show­case week­end bears fruit for groups

- Healthy Living · Healthy Food · Moray

An event show­cas­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cals to grow their own food has been held in Mo­ray.

Po­ten­tial sites for al­lot­ments, or­chards and shared gar­dens have been ear­marked by the coun­cil to help im­prove health ben­e­fits.

At the week­end, groups got to­gether at For­res Town Hall to highlight op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able within the town.

Char­ity Reap held ap­ple press­ing ses­sions while For­res in Bloom demon­strated the ben­e­fits of its flo­ral dis­plays and there were op­por­tu­ni­ties to guide the fu­ture of Cluny Hill.

The event was part of a drive by Mo­ray Coun­cil and other groups to form a food-grow­ing strat­egy for the re­gion.

Con­vener Shona Mor­ri­son said: “Any­thing we can do to im­prove ac­cess to healthy, lo­cal, af­ford­able food and re­duce food in­se­cu­rity must be pur­sued.

“We can’t do this alone, but by work­ing closely with lo­cal part­ners, we can cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to grow their own fruit and veg­eta­bles lo­cally.”

A fur­ther event with fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties to shape Mo­ray’s food grow­ing strat­egy will be held at The Inkwell in El­gin on Thurs­day from 4pm-7pm.

 ?? Pho­to­graph by Sandy McCook ?? DRIVE: Dorothy Al­lan and Emma Gor­don at the town hall where food-grow­ing strate­gies were shared.
Pho­to­graph by Sandy McCook DRIVE: Dorothy Al­lan and Emma Gor­don at the town hall where food-grow­ing strate­gies were shared.

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