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Growing interest sees food scheme put down roots in Muir of Ord


By Hector MacKenzie

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The grow-your-own food project food boxes at sheltered housing in Muir of Ord.
The grow-your-own food project food boxes at sheltered housing in Muir of Ord.

TENANTS in a Ross-shire village are boxing clever when it comes to a sustainable food supply after a new scheme took root on their doorsteps.

The scheme will see large grow boxes used to grow a variety of fresh vegetables in Muir of Ord, where a sustainable food scheme has taken off.

Karin Mckay from the Highland Council's Tenant Participation Team has been working with some sheltered housing tenants the village alongside the MOO Food project to encourage them to use two large grow food boxes .

Tenants will be helped by one of the MOO Food gardeners.

The scheme was launched with an afternoon tea at which residents learned more about how they could become involved.

Ms Mckay said hailed the work being done by MOO Food, which has trailblazed a community fridge and orchard project, and said she believed similar schemes could be rolled out elsewhere.

She said tenants were "delighted" with the project and keen to get started.



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