The Highland Good Food Partnership is working with public, private and charity sector bodies to improve the food systems in the Highlands – making them better for the public as a whole, better for the environment, and better for those working in the sector.
The Pebble Trust was one of the initial funders of the Partnership, and continues to support the venture financially and with input from our trustees. Some of the themes being developed are:
- Forming a network of community growing projects, so they can share knowledge and expertise;
- Encouraging community-scale composting to reduce the scale of food waste, and to convert the remaining waste into a useful resource;
- Researching small-scale “Controlled Environment Agriculture” – enabling crofters and small farmers to benefit from a longer growing season, and extend the range of crops that can be grown in the Highlands;
- Improving the way food issues are taught in schools, so that children learn the impact of food on their health and the environment;
- Contributing to the Highland Community Waste Partnership – a collaboration between eight community groups aiming to tackle climate change through waste reduction.