Project aims to help people Go, Grow and Glow

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As the growing season rolls on throughout the summer, Lochaber Environmental Group’s Go, Grow and Glow project has seen the group help people from all over Lochaber to grow food and draw from the wonderful abundance of food we are able to grow here in the west coast of Scotland.

LEG Environmental development officer Stephen McDonach said: ‘We are helping a wide range of people to grow, from crofters who want to produce grain and gardeners who could benefit from a little support in creating a vegetable patch, right down to herbs on a balcony space.

‘No matter who it is and where they live, there’s always something people can grow.’

LEG’s aspiration to get Lochaber growing is a perfect complement to its free composting kit and together removes barriers some people find when they hope to start growing food.

Later this year Stephen will be making a trip to Ireland as part of a Chamber of Commerce initiative to find out how regions similar to Lochaber have connected growers and consumers in innovative ways.

Lochaber Environmental Group is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. If you would like a free home composting starter kit or to find out more about help to grow, get in touch with Stephen on 01397 700090 or