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Contaminated land guide launched for community growers

A new guide for community gardeners and allotment holders, offering information about growing food on land that may be contaminated, has been launched by the Grow Your Own Working Group in Scotland.

‘A Guide For Growing On Land Which May Be Contaminated’ focuses on what to do about sites which could be contaminated through past use. It details the steps needed to determine if land is suitable to grow food, illustrates methods to mitigate contamination, provides case studies of techniques that groups have used to overcome the issue and signposts to specialist agencies.

This guide was produced in partnership by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, Scottish Allotment and Gardens Society and Scottish Natural Heritage. Printed copies are available direct from the FCFCG Scotland office on


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