Free starter packs to grow your own food

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As the growing season starts again in earnest, Lochaber Environmental Group’s (LEG) Go, Grow and Glow project has set out to help people from all over the area to grow food.

With the best will in the world, there are many reasons why most of us simply never grow our own food.

Just as the Scottish Government saw large increases in the number of people who composted their food waste when given the equipment to do so, as seen in the Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2016, LEG is helping to remove the barriers that stop people from growing their own food.

Supported by a series of workshops, LEG has put together a Growing Starter Pack which includes seedlings, a folding raised bed and liner, along with organic compost. These starter packs will be given away free to those who attend LEG’s ‘planting out’ workshop at the Greenfingers community garden in Claggan on May 11, details of which can be found on
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On May 11, LEG will also be running a ‘bike kitchen’ event at the Conscious Living Fair outside the Duncansburgh Macintosh Church from 10am to 4pm. Bring your bike along for a free health check, and help and advice with small repairs.

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