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Social enterprise MOO Food plots new course with volunteers as funding runs out on four-year Muir of Ord project


By Hector MacKenzie

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Grow-your-own food project food boxes at sheltered housing in Muir of Ord were amongst projects brought to fruition by MOO Food. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Grow-your-own food project food boxes at sheltered housing in Muir of Ord were amongst projects brought to fruition by MOO Food. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A COMMUNITY food project in Ross-shire is preparing to plot the next phase of its development as it comes to the end of a four-year funding project.

MOO Food has instigated numerous projects in that time and helped bring people together through a variety of grow-your-own schemes.

It is now inviting everyone with an interest in being involved to an online working group meeting on Tuesday, January 11 between 7-8.30pm.

The Muir of Ord-based social enterprise was set up with the with a vision to create an inclusive hub for producing environmentally conscious food that sustains a healthy, empowered, low carbon community.

It said: "This year will be a big transition for MOO Food as we come to the end of our fourth year of funding on March 22.This will mean that there will no longer be the staff and resources that came with this funding but it does mean that we have some amazing projects in the village and over 50 volunteers keeping those projects going which is definitely something to celebrate!

"These include the community fridge, casserole club and growing boxes which of course we'd love to see keep going and we're sure you do too. At this meeting we'll be looking for ideas on how best to make sure these projects continue and so we'd love to hear your thoughts.

"There is also huge potential for MOO Food to take on new projects and try new things in the village that fit with the MOO Food vision, if you'd like to be part of that team or maybe you'd like to help at future events or run a workshop or become a volunteer.There are lots of ways to be involved and everyone is welcome."

Anyone interested in taking part on Tuesday should email hello@moofood.org for a Zoom link.

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