Behind the food scare stories there lies a fundamental question about why people buy cheap food without knowing its origins. Asking around some Green activists has produced the following thoughts.
Five branch members enjoyed a visit to award-winning social enterprise Moffat CAN recently. Moffat CAN is a recycling and community growing project based in Moffat which employs 27 people.
The website has useful 'how to' guides in the How To Do It and Grow Local sections of the website, including how to make a worm box and hot-box for your garden - All done in Fife!
Greens have backed the East Kilbride News 'Dish up Better Grub' campaign to improve standards of meals in Hairmyres Hospital, highlighting the wider benefits to local farmers, the economy and the environment of using fresh produce.
Local Green campaigner, Kirsten Robb, said,
Scottish Green Party Co-Convenor and MSP for the Glasgow Region, Patrick Harvie, visited two Lanarkshire community projects that have been funded by the Climate Challenge Fund last weekend. He was accompanied by Kirsten Robb, top list candidate for the Scottish Green Party in the Central Scotland region.
Local Greens welcomed today's announcement that the East Kilbride Development Trust will receive £60,000 to fund their Seed Exchange and organic vegetable growing project through the Climate Challenge Fund. The award is part of an overall £5.5m announced today for projects all over Scotland.
Kirsten Robb, candidate for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow said: