Keith Local Food

REAP food project workers (from left) Lynne Laing, Dorothy Allan and Catherine Sinclair outside the REAP offices in Keith

REAP food project workers (from left) Lynne Laing, Dorothy Allan and Catherine Sinclair outside the REAP offices in Keith

This Climate Challenge Funded project ran Keith and Strathisla from September 2015 to March 2015 and aimed to get people growing and eating more local food, cutting down on waste and composting more.

Lots of community groups, individuals and schools got involved with the project, whether growing veg on an allotment plot, planting beautiful fruit trees for form a community orchard, or attending events and workshops on all sorts of topics including:

  • Back to Basics gardening classes – sowing seeds, potting on, taking cuttings, friendly pest control and more
  • Composting – what to feed your heap to keep it happy, pitfalls and tips, soil improvers and and green composting
  • Seed saving – getting started on a path to fairly free food with simple seed saving
  • Raised beds – how to build, things to think about and simple designs

and more, from the very basics to beyond.

You can read the project final report here and find links to project reports and information leaflets on the downloads page.

Keith & Strathisla Local Food Project was funded by Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund

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